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The Cambridge History of Moral Philosophy

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Sacha Golob, Jens Timmermann, Catherine Rowett, A. G. Long, James Warren, Michael Pakaluk, Voula Tsouna, Brad Inwood, Katja Vogt, Alexandrine Schniewind, Sarah Byers, John Marenbon, Tamar Rudavsky, Anna Akasoy, Tobias Hoffmann, Jörn Müller, Sabrina Ebbersmeyer, Jesse Couenhoven, Lisa Shapiro, Sharon Lloyd, Sarah Hutton, Jean-Luc Solère, Gregory Brown, Stephen Nadler, Desmond M. Clark, Stephen Darwall, James A. Harris, Paul Guyer, Craig Smith, Susan Meld Shell, Stefano Bacin, Allen Wood, Dudley Knowles, Christopher MacLeod, Alistair Welchman, Zach Manis, Russell Goodman, Lawrence Hatab, Jeffrey Reiman, Katarzyna de Lazari, Cheryl Misak, Robert Stern, Philip Stratton-Lake, Nicolas de Warren, Edward Harcourt, John Eriksson, Fred Rush, Sebastian Gardner, Todd May, David Levy, Simon Robertson, Peter Niesen, Ben Eggleston, Katrin Flikschuh
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  • With fifty-four chapters charting the development of moral philosophy in the Western world, this volume examines the key thinkers and texts and their influence on the history of moral thought from the pre-Socratics to the present day. Topics including Epicureanism, humanism, Jewish and Arabic thought, perfectionism, pragmatism, idealism and intuitionism are all explored, as are figures including Aristotle, Boethius, Spinoza, Hobbes, Hume, Kant, Hegel, Mill, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre and Rawls, as well as numerous key ideas and schools of thought. Chapters are written by leading experts in the field, drawing on the latest research to offer rigorous analysis of the canonical figures and movements of this branch of philosophy. The volume provides a comprehensive yet philosophically advanced resource for students and teachers alike as they approach, and refine their understanding of, the central issues in moral thought.

    • An accessible yet sophisticated survey of the history of Western and related moral philosophy, examining the roles of key thinkers and engaging with the surrounding debates
    • Leading experts make use of the most up-to-date research in the field, offering new perspectives on central arguments and exploring the development and spread of Western moral philosophy
    • Individual chapters are dedicated to the major philosophical movements and figures, enabling readers to focus on particular schools of moral thought as well as gaining a broader overview
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    • Date Published: December 2017
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781108215558
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Acknowledgements
    Introduction Sacha Golob and Jens Timmermann
    1. Ethics before Socrates Catherine Rowett
    2. Socrates and Sophists A. G. Long
    3. Plato James Warren
    4. Aristotle Michael Pakaluk
    5. Epicureanism and hedonism Voula Tsouna
    6. Stoicism Brad Inwood
    7. Ancient skepticism Katja Vogt
    8. Neo-Platonism Alexandrine Schniewind
    9. Early Christian ethics: killing the innocent Sarah Byers
    10. Boethius, Abelard and Anselm John Marenbon
    11. Medieval Jewish ethics Tamar Rudavsky
    12. Moral philosophy in the medieval Islamicate world Anna Akasoy
    13. 'Christian Aristotelianism'? Albert the Great and Thomas Aquinas Tobias Hoffmann and Jörn Müller
    14. Duns Scotus and William of Ockham Tobias Hoffmann
    15. Humanism Sabrina Ebbersmeyer
    16. The Protestant Reformation Jesse Couenhoven
    17. Descartes's provisional morality Lisa Shapiro
    18. Hobbes Sharon Lloyd
    19. The Cambridge Platonists Sarah Hutton
    20. Bayle Jean-Luc Solère
    21. Leibniz Gregory Brown
    22. Spinoza Stephen Nadler
    23. Pascal Desmond M. Clark
    24. Locke and Butler Stephen Darwall
    25. Shaftesbury, Hutcheson, and the moral sense James A. Harris
    26. Hume Paul Guyer
    27. Smith and Bentham Craig Smith
    28. Rousseau Susan Meld Shell
    29. Rationalism and perfectionism Stefano Bacin
    30. Kant Jens Timmermann
    31. Fichte Allen Wood
    32. Hegel Dudley Knowles
    33. Mill Christopher MacLeod
    34. Schopenhauer Alistair Welchman
    35. Kierkegaard Zach Manis
    36. American transcendentalism Russell Goodman
    37. Nietzsche Lawrence Hatab
    38. Marxism Jeffrey Reiman
    39. Sidgwick Katarzyna de Lazari
    40. Pragmatism Cheryl Misak
    41. British idealism Robert Stern
    42. Ethical intuitionism Philip Stratton-Lake
    43. Husserl and phenomenological ethics Nicolas de Warren
    44. Ethics in Freudian and post-Freudian psychoanalysis Edward Harcourt
    45. Noncognitivism: from the Vienna circle to the present day John Eriksson
    46. The Frankfurt school Fred Rush
    47. Heidegger Sacha Golob
    48. Sartre Sebastian Gardner
    49. French ethical philosophy since the 1960s Todd May
    50. Wittgenstein's ethics and Wittgensteinian moral philosophy David Levy
    51. Anti-theory Simon Robertson
    52. Discourse ethics Peter Niesen
    53. Decision theory Ben Eggleston
    54. Rawls Katrin Flikschuh.

  • Editors

    Sacha Golob, King's College London
    Sacha Golob is a Lecturer in Philosophy and the Director of the Centre for Philosophy and the Visual Arts at King's College London. He is the author of Heidegger on Concepts, Freedom and Normativity (Cambridge, 2014), as well as articles on Kant, Bataille, Foucault and others.

    Jens Timmermann, University of St Andrews, Scotland
    Jens Timmermann is Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of St Andrews, Scotland. He is the co-editor of Kant's 'Critique of Practical Reason': A Critical Guide (Cambridge, 2010) and Immanuel Kant: Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals (Cambridge, 2011).

    Contributors

    Sacha Golob, Jens Timmermann, Catherine Rowett, A. G. Long, James Warren, Michael Pakaluk, Voula Tsouna, Brad Inwood, Katja Vogt, Alexandrine Schniewind, Sarah Byers, John Marenbon, Tamar Rudavsky, Anna Akasoy, Tobias Hoffmann, Jörn Müller, Sabrina Ebbersmeyer, Jesse Couenhoven, Lisa Shapiro, Sharon Lloyd, Sarah Hutton, Jean-Luc Solère, Gregory Brown, Stephen Nadler, Desmond M. Clark, Stephen Darwall, James A. Harris, Paul Guyer, Craig Smith, Susan Meld Shell, Stefano Bacin, Allen Wood, Dudley Knowles, Christopher MacLeod, Alistair Welchman, Zach Manis, Russell Goodman, Lawrence Hatab, Jeffrey Reiman, Katarzyna de Lazari, Cheryl Misak, Robert Stern, Philip Stratton-Lake, Nicolas de Warren, Edward Harcourt, John Eriksson, Fred Rush, Sebastian Gardner, Todd May, David Levy, Simon Robertson, Peter Niesen, Ben Eggleston, Katrin Flikschuh

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