International Encyclopedia of Ethics
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The International Encyclopedia of Ethics is the most comprehensive, authoritative print and electronic Ethics resource available. Its entries discuss topics, movements, arguments, and figures in Normative Ethics, Metaethics, and Practical Ethics. It covers major philosophical and religious traditions; entries are wriitten by nearly 600 highly respected thinkers from around the world.

In its electronic form, each entry is hyperlinked to other entries and to electronic editions of the renowned Blackwell Companions and Guides (see here) ― in all, more than 1500 scholarly articles.  The electronic version will be regularly updated, making IEE the preferred resource for any professional, layperson, or student wanting to know more about Ethics.  The print edition is 9 volumes of more than three million words.

Work on the Encyclopedia is shepherded by an Editor-in-Chief and two Associate Editors. Its content is shaped by the distinguished members of the Editorial Board. All entries were blind reviewed by an independent Review Board.

Hugh LaFollette
(University of South Florida St. Petersburg)

John Deigh
(University of Texas)
Associate Editor
  Sarah Stroud
(McGill University)
Associate Editor

Eva LaFollette
Managing Editor

Editorial Board

David Archard (Queen's University Belfast)
Marcia Baron (U. of St. Andrews & Indiana University)
Tom L. Beauchamp (Georgetown University)
Roger Crisp (Oxford University, United Kingdom)
Garrett Cullity (University of Adelaide, Australia)
James Dreier (Brown University)
Marilyn Friedman (Vanderbilt University)
Thomas E. Hill, Jr. (University of North Carolina)
Thomas Hurka  (University of Toronto, Canada)
Daniel Jacobson (University of Michigan)
Dale Jamieson (New York University)
Pauline Kleingeld (University of Groningen, Netherelands)
Jeff McMahan (Rutgers University)
Wlodek Rabinowicz (Lund University, Sweeden)
Geoff Sayre-McCord (University of North Carolina)
Russ Shafer-Landau (University of Wisconsin)
Tamar Schapiro (Stanford University)
William R. Schroeder (University of Illinois)
Michael J. Selgelid (Monash University, Australia)
Mark Timmons (University of Arizona)
Sumner B. Twiss (Florida State University)
Ralph Wedgwood (University of Southern California)
Christopher Heath Wellman (Washington University)

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Formal Reviews


“It is a comprehensive, extremely valuable, and indeed indispensable reference work.  Summing Up:  Highly recommended.  Upper-division undergraduates and above.”


"The International Encyclopedia of Ethics is sure to become a core resource in the field. . . . Over nine volumes, the encyclopedia addresses the themes, eras, influential people, and theories related to ethics. . . . Each entry has embedded cross-referencing within the article, a complete cross-reference list at the end of the article, references, and further readings. Additionally, there is a highly detailed index at the end of volume 9, making this resource extremely accessible. . . . The review process of each entry—each article was vetted by a rigorous blind peer-review process—makes for an authoritative source in ethics . . . This set is highly recommended for libraries in higher education. . . . It will be particularly useful for undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars, who will likely find it to be an invaluable resource."