Jedním z cílů centra je také šířit klíčová díla analytické etiky a zpřístupnit je českým čtenářům. Doufáme, že se nám povede poskytnout překlady, s nimiž mohu snadnou pracovat studenti jakékoli úrovně a které zároveň vzbudí zájem i neakademický čtenářů.

Pracujeme na čtyřech sbírkách překladů a dvou překladech monografií:



Raimond Gaita: A Common Humanity 

(Transl. J. Petříček; planned publication: 2nd half of 2022)

Ludwig Wittgenstein: Remarks on the Philosophy of Psychology I, II. Last Writings on the Philosophy of Psychology I, II. 

(Transl. J. Kolář, O. Beran; planned publication: 2nd half of 2022)


Volumes of translated articles

Volume I. "Basic ethical theories"

(Transl. J. Petříček; eds O. Beran, K. Pacovská, M. Cíbik; planned publication: beginning 2022)


  • Pettit, P., “Consequentialism”, in P. Singer (ed.), A Companion to Ethics, Blackwell 1991, pp. 230-240.
  • Singer, P., “Famine, Affluence and Morality”, Philosophy and Public Affairs 1 (1972), 229–243.
  • Parfit, D., “Equality and Priority”, Ratio 10 (1997), 202-221.


  • Herman, B., “On the Value of Acting from the Motive of Duty”, in Herman, The Practice of Moral Judgment, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1993, chapter 1 (pp. 1-22).
  • Korsgaard, C., “The Authority of Reflection”, in C. Korsgaard, The Sources of Normativity, Cambridge University Press 1986, pp. 90-130 (z toho jen odd. 3.2.1ff: pp. 92-130).
  • Scanlon, T., “Contractualism and Utilitarianism”, in A. Sen and B. Williams (eds.), Utilitarianism and Beyond, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 1982, pp. 103–28.

Virtue ethics

  • Foot, P., “Virtues and Vices”, in P. Foot, Virtues and Vices and Other Essays in Moral Philosophy, Oxford, Clarendon Press 2003, pp. 1-18.
  • Annas, J., 2011, Intelligent Virtue, New York: Oxford University Press. ch. 2,3 (z toho jen pp. 8-32).
  • Hursthouse, R., “Virtue Theory and Abortion”, Philosophy and Public Affairs 20 (1991), 223-246.
  • McDowell, J., “Virtue and Reason”, The Monist 62 (1979), 331-350.

Volume II. "Ethical Issues I"

(Transl. J. Kolář; eds O. Beran, K. Pacovská; planned publication: mid 2022)

Responsibility and Free will

  • Williams, B. A. O., “Moral Luck”, in B. Williams, Moral Luck, Cambridge University Press 1981, pp. 20-39.
  • Nagel, T., “Moral Luck”, Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 50 (1976), 137–51.
  • Strawson, P., “Freedom and Resentment”, in J. M. Fischer – M. Ravizza (eds.), Perspectives on Moral Responsibility, Cornell University Press, New York, 1993, pp. 45–66.
  • Frankfurt, H., “Freedom of the Will and the Concept of a Person”, The Journal of Philosophy 68 (1971), 5-20.


  • Thomson, J. J., “Killing, Letting Die, and the Trolley Problem”, The Monist 59 (1976), 204–217.
  • Foot, P., “The problem of abortion and the doctrine of double effect”, in P. Foot, Virtues and Vices and Other Essays in Moral Philosophy, Clarendon Press 2003, pp. 19-32.
  • Anscombe, G. E. M., Intention, second edition, Harvard University Press 1963, §§ 5-17.
  • Davidson, D., “Actions, Reasons and Causes”, The Journal of Philosophy 60 (1963), 685-700.
  • Williams, B., “A Critique of Utilitarianism”, in J. J. C. Smart – B. Williams, Utilitarianism: For and Against, Cambridge University Press 1973, pp. 77-150 (z toho jen parts 1-5 (pp. 77-118)).

Volume III. "Ethical Issues II"

(Transl. T. Chudý; eds O. Beran, K. Pacovská; planned publication: 2nd half of 2022)

Criticism of legalistic ethical theories

  • Anscombe, G. E. M., “Modern Moral Philosophy”, Philosophy 33 (1958), 1-19.
  • Stocker, M., “The Schizophrenia of Modern Ethical Theories”, The Journal of Philosophy 73 (1976), 453–466.
  • Wolf, S., “Moral Saints”, The Journal of Philosophy 79 (1982), 419-439.

Perception, emotions and motives

  • Solomon, R. C., “Emotions and Choice”, The Review of Metaphysics 27 (1973), 20-41.
  • Nussbaum, M., “Compassion: The basic social emotion”, Social Philosophy and Policy 13 (1996), 27-58.
  • Herman, B., “Integrity and Impartiality”, in Herman, The Practice of Moral Judgment, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1993, chapter 2 (pp. 23-44).
  • Blum, L., “Moral perception and particularity”, Ethics 101 (1991), 701-725.
  • Fletcher, G., Loyalty, Oxford University Press 1993, chapter 1 and 2 (pp. 1-40).

Imagination and Literature

  • O’Neill, O., “The Power of Example”, Philosophy 61 (1986), 5-29.
  • Nussbaum, M., “Finely Aware and Richly Responsible”, The Journal of Philosophy 82 (1985), 516-529.
  • Murdoch, I., “The Sublime and the Good”, in I. Murdoch, Existentialists and Mystics, London, Chatto & Windus 1997, pp. 205-220.
  • Diamond, C., “Anything but Argument”, in C. Diamond, The Realistic Spirit, MIT Press 1991, pp. 291-308.

Volume IV. "Wittgensteinian ethics"

(Transl. J. Petříček; eds O. Beran, K. Pacovská; planned publication: 2nd half of 2022)

Peter Winch

  • “Trying”, in Winch, Ethics and Action, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1972, pp. 130-150.
  • “The Universalizability of Moral Judgments”, ibid., pp. 151-170.
  • “Moral Integrity”, ibid., pp. 171-192.
  • “‘Eine Einstellung zur Seele’”, in Winch, Trying to Make Sense, Oxford: Blackwell, 1987, pp. 140-153
  • ”Who is my Neighbour?”, ibid., pp. 154-166.

R. F. Holland

  •  “Is Goodness a Mystery?”, in Holland, Against Empiricism, Totowa, NJ: Barnes and Noble, 1980, pp. 92-109.
  • “Good and Evil in Action”, ibid., pp. 110-125.
  • “Absolute Ethics, Mathematics and the Impossibility of Politics”, ibid., pp. 126-142.

Rush Rhees

  • “Art and Philosophy”, in Rhees, Without Answers, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1969, pp. 133-154.
  •  “Natural Law and Reasons in Ethics”, in Rhees, Moral Questions, Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1999, pp. 46-50.
  • “What Are Moral Statements Like?”, ibid., pp. 56-61.
  • “The Right Answer”, ibid., pp. 65-74.
  • “Abortion”, ibid., pp. 131-135.
  • “Sexuality”, ibid., pp. 139-150.
  • “Understanding What Men Do and Understanding the Lives Men Live”, ibid., pp. 231-237

Cora Diamond

  •  “Eating Meat and Eating People”, Philosophy 53 (1978): 465-479
  • “The Importance of Being Human”, in David Cockburn (ed.), Human Beings (Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991, pp. 35-62.
  • “The Difficulty of Reality and the Difficulty of Philosophy”, Partial Answers 1, no. 2 (2003): 1-26.