© 2003

Time and Ethics: Essays at the Intersection

  • Heather Dyke

Part of the Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy book series (LOET, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Heather Dyke
      Pages 1-7
  3. At the Time/Ethics Intersection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Ramon Das
      Pages 27-39
  4. The Ethical Significance of Temporal Location

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Michael J. Zimmerman
      Pages 55-70
    3. Andrew Moore
      Pages 85-97
    4. Krister Bykvist
      Pages 115-136
    5. Panayot Butchvarov
      Pages 137-158
  5. Persons as Temporal and Ethical Beings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. L. Nathan Oaklander
      Pages 161-178
    3. Michael Slote
      Pages 179-188
    4. T. D. J. Chappell
      Pages 189-207
    5. Tim Mulgan
      Pages 209-218
    6. William Grey
      Pages 219-235
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 237-241

About this book


Ethics seeks answers to questions about the moral status of human actions and human lives. Actions and lives are temporal things. Thus, one would think that answers to ethical questions should take some account of their temporal features. And yet, while a number of authors have drawn attention to the relation between time and ethics (Derek Parfit and Thomas Nagel in particular), there has never been a systematic study of the impact of temporal considerations on ethical issues. There is a pressing need for an investigation into how time and ethics impact on each other. This book leads the way in addressing that need. The essays in this collection raise and investigate some of the key issues that arise at the intersection between these two areas of philosophy. Anyone with an interest in ethics, (undergraduates, postgraduates and professional philosophers alike), will have a reason to read this book, as will anyone with an interest in the metaphysics of time, and how it connects with issues in other areas of philosophy.


ethics issue knowledge metaphysics morality philosophy

Editors and affiliations

  • Heather Dyke
    • 1
  1. 1.University of OtagoDunedinNew Zealand

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Time and Ethics: Essays at the Intersection
  • Editors H. L. Dyke
  • Series Title Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-1312-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-6297-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-3530-8
  • Series ISSN 1387-6678
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 241
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Philosophy, general
    Modern Philosophy
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