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How We HopeA Moral Psychology

How We Hope: A Moral Psychology

Adrienne M. Martin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151526
eISBN:
9781400848706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151526.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What exactly is hope and how does it influence our decisions? This book presents a novel account of hope, the motivational resources it presupposes, and its function in our practical lives. The book ... More

Lectures on the History of Moral and Political Philosophy

Lectures on the History of Moral and Political Philosophy

Jonathan Wolff and G. A. Cohen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691149004
eISBN:
9781400848713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691149004.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

G. A. Cohen was one of the leading political philosophers of recent times. He first came to wide attention in 1978 with the prize-winning book Karl Marx's Theory of History: A Defence. In subsequent ... More

Love's Vision

Love's Vision

Troy Jollimore

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691148724
eISBN:
9781400838677
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691148724.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Love often seems uncontrollable and irrational, but we just as frequently appear to have reasons for loving the people we do. This book offers a new way of understanding love that accommodates both ... More

Moral Perception

Moral Perception

Robert Audi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156484
eISBN:
9781400846320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156484.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

We can see a theft, hear a lie, and feel a stabbing. These are morally important perceptions. But are they also moral perceptions—distinctively moral responses? This book develops an original account ... More

On Sacrifice

On Sacrifice

Moshe Halbertal

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691152851
eISBN:
9781400842353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691152851.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The idea and practice of sacrifice play a profound role in religion, ethics, and politics. This book explores the meaning and implications of sacrifice, developing a theory of sacrifice as an ... More

Partiality

Partiality

Simon Keller

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154732
eISBN:
9781400846382
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154732.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

We are partial to people with whom we share special relationships—if someone is your child, parent, or friend, you wouldn't treat them as you would a stranger. But is partiality justified, and if so, ... More

Speech MattersOn Lying, Morality, and the Law

Speech Matters: On Lying, Morality, and the Law

Seana Valentine Shiffrin

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157023
eISBN:
9781400852529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157023.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

To understand one another as individuals and to fulfill the moral duties that require such understanding, we must communicate with each other. We must also maintain protected channels that render ... More

Trust and ViolenceAn Essay on a Modern Relationship

Trust and Violence: An Essay on a Modern Relationship

Jan Philipp Reemtsma

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142968
eISBN:
9781400842346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142968.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The limiting of violence through state powers is one of the central projects of the modern age. Why then have recent centuries been so bloody? This book demonstrates that the aim of decreasing and ... More

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