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This outstanding collection contains really valuable entries by a great many leading lights in the field. An extremely useful resource for anyone wanting to acquaint themselves with the central issues in ethical theory today." Russ ShaferLandau, University of WisconsinMadison Praise for the First Edition The Blackwell Guide to Ethical Theory is, for its size, perhaps the best singlevolume resource guide to contemporary ethical theory. Robert B. Louden , APA Newsletter on Teaching Philosophy, Spring 2001 Written by distinguished philosophical experts, these pieces address a full range of issues in ethical and metaethical theory, as well as giving a considered voice to the various defenders of ethical antitheory. As a whole they testify to and exemplify the current vibrancy and richness of work in ethical theory." David Archard, Queen's University Belfast For students, this Guide provides helpful introductions to themes and topics which they are to study in more detail, and lucid surveys of other aspects of ethical theory. It will also be read with profit by academics unfamiliar with the field; some of the papers are not just guides, but original contributions, to the subject." Antony Duff, University of Stirling and University of Minnesota The Guide provides a wideranging survey of the major topics in contemporary ethical theory and includes a good amount of new and important work. It should be of use to anyone wanting acquaintance with the subject in its current state." Barbara Herman, University of California at Los Angeles
Building on the strengths of the highly successful first edition, the extensively updated Blackwell Guide to Ethical Theory presents a complete state-of-the-art survey, written by an international team of leading moral philosophers.
A new edition of this successful and highly regarded Guide, now reorganized and updated with the addition of significant new material
Includes 21 essays written by an international team of leading philosophers
Extensive, substantive essays develop the main arguments of all the leading viewpoints in ethical theory
Essays new to this edition cover evolution and ethics, capability ethics, virtues and consequences, and the implausibility of virtue ethics