"Contemporary Debates in Moral Theory" features pairs of newly commissioned essays by some of the leading theorists working in the field today. This title brings together fresh debates on the most controversial issues in moral theory. This title includes such questions as: are moral requirements derived from reason; how demanding is morality; and, are virtues the proper starting point for moral theorizing. This title includes a lively debate format that sharply defines the issues, and paves the way for further discussion. It will serve as an accessible introduction to the major topics in contemporary moral theory, while also capturing the imagination of professional philosophers.