Deontology brings together some of the most significant philosophical work on ethics, presenting canonical essays on core questions in moral philosophy. Edited and introduced by Stephen Darwall, these readings are essential for anyone interested in normative theory.
- With a helpful introduction by Stephen Darwall, examines key topics in deontological moral theory.
- Includes seven essays which respond to the classic sources.
- Includes classic excerpts by key figures such Kant, Richard Price and W. D. Ross; and recent reactions to this work by philosophers, including Robert Nozick, Thomas Nagel, Stephen Darwall, Judith Thomson, Frances Kamm, Warren Quinn, and Christine Korsgaard.
Part I: Classical Sources:.
1. From Groundwork of the Metaphysics of Morals: Immanuel Kant.
2. From The Metaphysics of Morals: Immanuel Kant.
3. 'On a Supposed Right to Lie from Philanthropy': Immanuel Kant.
4. From A Review of the Principal Questions in Morals: Richard Price.
5. From The Right and the Good: W. D. Ross.
Part II: Contemporary Expressions:.
6. 'Moral Constraints and Moral Goals': Robert Nozick.
7. 'Agent-Relativity and Deontology': Thomas Nagel.
8. 'Agent-Centred Restrictions From the Inside Out': Stephen Darwall.
9. 'The Trolley Problem': Judith Thomson.
10. 'Harming Some to Save Others': Frances Kamm.
11. 'Actions, Intentions, and Consequences: The Doctrine of Double Effect': Warren Quinn.
12. 'The Right to Lie: Kant on Dealing with Evil': Christine Korsgaard.