Welcome to Studies in the History of Ethics (SHE).


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SHE is a free electronic journal devoted to the history of ethics. As a peer-reviewed journal, SHE is dedicated to publishing articles and reviews that not only meet the highest standards of historical scholarship, but also contribute to the philosophical understanding of perennial problems within ethics.

Article Archives

Published June 2008

Susan Purviance (University of Toledo), Richard Price's Contextualist Rationalism (also available: PDF version)

Published December 2007

Symposium on Mill's Ethics:
Commemorating the Bicentennial of J.S. Mill's Birth

Guest Editor: Jonathan Riley (Tulane University)

Troy Booher (University of Utah), J.S. Mill's Test for Higher Pleasure (also available: PDF version)

James Edwin Mahon (Washington and Lee University / Princeton University), The Morality of On Liberty (also available: PDF version)

Kyle Swan (National University of Singapore), When Experiments in Living Go Awry (also available: PDF version)

Published November/December 2006

Sara A. Brill (Fairfield University), Medical Moderation in Plato's Symposium (also available: PDF version)

Owen Goldin (Marquette University), Ciceronian Business Ethics (also available: PDF version)

Published September 2006

Robert Metcalf (University of Colorado at Denver), Unrequited Narcissism: On the Origin of Shame (also available: PDF version)

Published February 2006

Symposium: The Ethics of War and Peace in Historical Perspective

Guest Editor: Larry May (Washington University, St. Louis)

Larry May (Washington University, St. Louis), Grotius and Contingent Pacifism (also available: PDF version)

Andrew Fiala (California State University, Fresno), The Vanity of Temporal Things: Hegel and the Ethics of War (also available: PDF version)

Robert Hoag (Berea College), The Recourse to War as Punishment: A Historical Theme in Just War Theory (also available: PDF Version)

Eric Rovie (Georgia State University), Reevaluating The Historical Evolution of Double Effect: Anscombe, Aquinas, and The Principle of Side-Effects (also available: PDF version)

Benjamin Straumann (Hauser Global Law School Program, New York University), The Right to Punish as a Just Cause of War in Hugo Grotius' Natural Law (also available: PDF version)

Review: Nancy Sherman, Stoic Warriors: The Ancient Philosophy Behind the Military Mind (Oxford University Press, 2005), Reviewed by Phillip Mitsis (New York University) (also available: PDF version)

Published August 2005

J. Mahon (Washington and Lee University), Emotivism and Internalism: Ayer and Stevenson (also available: PDF version)

Published June 2005

C. McCluskey (St. Louis University), Willful Wrongdoing: Thomas Aquinas on certia malitia (also available: PDF version)

Symposium: Kant and his Historical Predecessors

A. Wood (Stanford University), Kant’s History of Ethics (also available: PDF version)

S. McAleer (University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire), Kant and Aristotle on the Difficulty of Moral Knowledge: Lessons from the Doctrine of Virtue (also available: PDF version)