The Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory
Edited by David Copp
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Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory by David Copp
Book DescriptionThe Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory is a major new reference work in ethical theory consisting of commissioned essays by leading moral philosophers. Ethical theories have always been of central importance to philosophy, and remain so; ethical theory is one of the most active areas of philosophical research and teaching today. Courses in ethics are taught in colleges and universities at all levels, and ethical theory is the organizing principle for all of them. 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 abstract principles of behavior. Examples of such theories are consequentialism and virtue theory. As with other Oxford Handbooks, the twenty-five contributors cover the field in a comprehensive and highly accessible way, while achieving three goals: exposition of central ideas, criticism of other approaches, and putting forth a distinct viewpoint.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195325911
(245mm x 172mm x 43mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 12-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author David Copp
Morality in a Natural World, Hardback (July 2007)
Copp defends a version of naturalistic moral realism that can accommodate the normativity of morality.
Oxford Handbook of Ethical Theory, Hardback (January 2006)
Consisting of commissioned articles by leading scholars, this handbook is useful as a comprehensive reference work in ethical theory. The first part treats meta-ethics and the second part normative ethical theory. It aims to achieve three goals: exposition of central ideas, criticism of other approaches, and defenses of distinct points of view.
Morality, Normativity and Society, Paperback (April 2001)
This study presents a theory of normative judgment - the "standard-based theory" - which offers a schematic account of the truth conditions of normative propositions of all kinds, including moral propositions and propositions about reasons.
Idea of Democracy, Paperback (February 1995)» View all books by David Copp
The essays in this book address a variety of foundational questions about democracy.
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Author Biography - David Copp
David Copp is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Florida. He is the author of Morality, Normativity, and Society and of many articles in moral and political philosophy.
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