Reflections on Ethics and Responsibility

Essays in Honor of Peter A. French

  • Zachary J. Goldberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Andrew C. Khoury
    Pages 1-20
  3. Virginia Held
    Pages 53-70
  4. Ishtiyaque Haji
    Pages 85-99
  5. William J. Morgan
    Pages 117-133
  6. Deborah Tollefsen
    Pages 135-144
  7. Zachary J. Goldberg
    Pages 145-163
  8. Margaret Urban Walker
    Pages 165-183
  9. Leo Zaibert
    Pages 185-200
  10. John Martin Fischer, Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin
    Pages 201-218
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 245-252

About this book


The original essays in this book address the influential writings of Peter A. French on the nature of responsibility, ethics, and moral practices. French’s contributions to a wide spectrum of philosophical discussions have made him a dominant figure in the fields of normative ethics, meta-ethics, applied ethics, as well as legal and political philosophy. Many of French’s deepest insights come from identifying and exploring the scope and nature of moral responsibility and human agency as they appear in actual events, real social and cultural practices, as well as in literature and film. This immediacy renders French’s scholarship vital and accessible to a wide variety of audiences. The authors, recognized for their own contributions to the understanding of the nature of morality and moral practices offer new and unique positions while exploring, expanding and responding to those of French. The final chapter is written by French, in which he provides both new philosophical insight as well as some reflection on his own work and its influence. This book will appeal to philosophers, as well as advanced students and researchers in the humanities, social sciences, law, and political science.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Zachary J. Goldberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität MunichMunichGermany

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