"Key Terms in Ethics" offers an introduction to a central topic in philosophy. The book offers a comprehensive overview of the key terms, concepts, thinkers and major works in the history of this key area of philosophical thought. An indispensable compass for students coming to the subject for the first time and a very handy for more advanced undergraduate students as a reference tool. Oskari Kuusela provides detailed summaries of all the key concepts in the study of moral philosophy. An introductory chapter provides context and background, while the following chapters offer detailed definitions of key terms and concepts, introductions to the work of key thinkers, summaries of key texts and advice on further reading. Designed specifically to meet the needs of students and assuming no prior knowledge of the subject, this is the ideal guide for all undergraduate students of moral philosophy and to any general reader curious about how philosophy tackles issues relating to morality. "The Key Terms" series offers undergraduate students clear, concise and accessible introductions to core topics.
Each book includes a comprehensive overview of the key terms, concepts, thinkers and texts in the area covered and ends with a guide to further resources.
Oskari Kuusela is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of East Anglia, UK. His publications include The Struggle Against Dogmatism: Wittgenstein and the Concept of Philosophy (Harvard UP, 2008), Wittgenstein and his Interpreters (co-edited with Guy Kahane and Edward Kanterian, Blackwell, 2007) and Wittgenstein Handbook, (co-edited with Marie McGinn, Oxford UP, forthcoming).
1. Introduction: What is Ethics?; 2. Key Terms and Concepts; 3. Key Thinkers; 4. Key Texts.