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The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory

David Copp

Abstract

The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory is a major new reference work in ethical theory, consisting of commissioned essays by leading moral philosophers. The handbook is divided into two parts, mirroring the field. The first part treats meta-ethical theory, which deals with theoretical questions about morality and moral judgment, including questions about moral language, the epistemology of moral belief, the truth aptness of moral claims, and so forth. The second part addresses normative theory, which deals with general moral issues, including the plausibility of various ethical theories and abs ... More

Keywords: consequentialism, meta-ethical theory, metaethics, morality, moral judgment, moral epistemology, moral principles, normative ethics, truth aptness, virtue theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780195147797
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/0195147790.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Copp, editor
University of Florida
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Contents

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INTRODUCTION:

David Copp

Part I METAETHICS

Chapter 1 MORAL REALISM

Geoffrey Sayre-McCord, and David Copp

Chapter 2 THEOLOGICAL VOLUNTARISM

Philip L. Quinn, and David Copp

Chapter 3 ETHICAL NATURALISM

Nicholas L. Sturgeon, and David Copp

Chapter 4 NONNATURALISM

Jonathan Dancy, and David Copp

Chapter 6 BIOLOGY AND ETHICS

Philip Kitcher, and David Copp

Chapter 7 SENSIBILITY THEORY AND PROJECTIVISM

Justin D'Arms, Daniel Jacobson, and David Copp

Chapter 9 MORAL RELATIVISM AND MORAL NIHILISM

James Dreier, and David Copp

Chapter 11 MORALITY AND PRACTICAL REASON:

Stephen Darwall, and David Copp

Chapter 12 FREE WILL AND MORAL RESPONSIBILITY

John Martin Fischer, and David Copp

Part II NORMATIVE ETHICAL THEORY

Chapter 13 VALUE THEORY

Thomas Hurka, and David Copp

Chapter 15 DEONTOLOGY

David McNaughton, Piers Rawling, and David Copp

Chapter 16 MORAL RIGHTS

Hillel Steiner, and David Copp

Chapter 17 KANTIAN NORMATIVE ETHICS

Thomas E. Hill, and David Copp

Chapter 18 VIRTUE ETHICS

Julia Annas, and David Copp

Chapter 19 THE ETHICS OF CARE

Virginia Held, and David Copp

Chapter 20 PARTICULARISM AND ANTITHEORY

Mark Lance, Margaret Little, and David Copp

Chapter 21 INTUITIONS IN MORAL INQUIRY

Michael R. DePaul, and David Copp

Chapter 22 THEORY, PRACTICE, AND MORAL REASONING

Gerald Dworkin, and David Copp

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