This is a rich, wide–ranging, and nicely accessible collection of many of moral philosophy’s greatest hits, updated to include an excellent new section in feminist ethics. A must–have for anyone interested in ethics. Hilde Lindemann, Michigan State University Praise for the First Edition: This collection is a very welcome addition. It is remarkable for the breadth of issues discussed and the diversity of positions represented. Throughout, the selections have been chosen with a keen eye for excellence and accessibility. Taken together, they provide a vivid panorama of ethical theory today. Peter Railton, University of Michigan It is a wonderfully comprehensive collection that manages to bring together well–chosen papers on a number of significant areas in moral theory. Geoff Sayre–McCord, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The second edition of Ethical Theory: An Anthology features a comprehensive collection of more than 80 essays from classic and contemporary philosophers that address questions at the heart of moral philosophy.
- Brings together 82 classic and contemporary pieces by renowned philosophers, from seminal works by Hume and Kant to contemporary views by Derek Parfit, Susan Wolf, Judith Jarvis Thomson, and many more
- Features updates and the inclusion of a new section on feminist ethics, along with a general introduction and section introductions by Russ Shafer-Landau
- Guides readers through key areas in ethical theory including consequentialism, deontology, contractarianism, and virtue ethics
- Includes underrepresented topics such as moral knowledge, moral standing, moral
responsibility, and ethical particularism