Setting the Moral Compass: Essays by Women Philosophers

Synopsis

Setting the Moral Compass brings together the (largely unpublished) work of nineteen women moral philosophers whose powerful and innovative work has contributed to the "re-setting of the compass" of moral philosophy over the past two decades. The contributors, who include many of the top names in this field, tackle several wide-ranging projects: they develop an ethics for ordinary life and vulnerable persons; they examine the question of what we ought to do for each other; they highlight the moral significance of inhabiting a shared social world; they reveal the complexities of moral negotiations; and finally they show us the place of emotion in moral life.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Cheshire Calhoun
  • Marcia Homiak
  • Elizabeth V. Spelman
  • Virginia Held
  • Martha C. Nussbaum
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2004
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