Part of the Centre’s mission is to promote key works in analytical ethics and make them accessible to the Czech readership. We hope to provide translations with which students of all levels can easily work and which will reach an intelligent non-academic readership as well.

We are working on four volumes of translated articles and two monographs: 



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 1. "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 2. "Problems of ethics I"

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

Free Will and Moral Responsibility

  • 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.
  • 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.

Philosophy of Action

  • Anscombe, G. E. M., Intention, second edition, Harvard University Press 1963, §§ 1-18.
  • Davidson, D., “Actions, Reasons and Causes”, The Journal of Philosophy 60 (1963), 685-700.
  • 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.
  • Thomson, J. J., “Killing, Letting Die, and the Trolley Problem”, The Monist 59 (1976), 204–217.
  • 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 3. "Problems of ethics 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, motive

  • Blum, L., “Moral perception and particularity”, Ethics 101 (1991), 701-725.
  • 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).
  • Fletcher, G., Loyalty, Oxford University Press 1993, chapter 1 and 2 (pp. 1-40).

Moral argument, imagination and literature

  • Diamond, C., “Anything but Argument”, in C. Diamond, The Realistic Spirit, MIT Press 1991, pp. 291-308.
  • 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.

Volume 4. "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.