We’ve had past discussions here at PEA Soup about agenda-setting books in ethics and important articles. But like most of you, I’m overwhelmed by the amount of material published. (My fantasy is to hire someone who knows my interests, concerns, predilections, and the like, who then reads everything that gets published and then tells me what I shoud read!) Next quarter, I might (thanks to a favorable teaching schedule) have a chance to catch up on recent research in ethics. So to that end, I need your help: Tell me what recent books or articles I should read. Consider it your holiday gift to me. Here are the criteria:
• "Recent" will mean (by my arbitrary fiat) published 2004 or later.
• I’m looking for things that put forth provocative theses, propose original arguments, or change the face of an ongoing debate, and it goes without saying that I have in mind "ethics", broadly construed to include applied and normative, political philosophy, moral psychology, etc.
• Bonus points if the item is readily available on the web.