In The Robust Demands of the Good: Ethics with Attachment, Virtue, and Respect (OUP 2015), Philip Pettit argues that robust goods are central to a human life well lived, including such goods as friendship, love, honesty, fidelity, and respect. Pettit traces the implications of valuing such goods across a wide range of important topics, including whether doing evil is structurally dissimilar from doing good, whether we can act based on dispositions yet still be guided by moral principles, and how we ought to reconcile the demands of personal attachments with morality’s more impersonal demands.
Moral Philosophy and Politics invites submissions on any aspect of Pettit’s ground-breaking work and its implications. The special issue will be concluded with a response by Phillip Pettit to the papers selected for the issue.
Papers should be submitted by June 15, 2017 and should not exceed 8000 words.
All submissions will undergo double-blind refereeing.
The journal’s manuscript submission site is: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/mopp
Guest Editors: Susanne Burri (LSE) and N. P. Adams (Goethe University Frankfurt)
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