El idiota moral. La banalidad del mal en el siglo XX
Barcelona, Anagrama, 1993, 163 pp.
The moral idiot. Banality of evil in the 20th century
The mortal sin in 20th century - A new exterminating angel - Bluebeard's shadow - Moral apathy - The lack of thought - The banality of evil - The moral idiot in relation to courts - Ethics in hell - The banal world
This book was a finalist for the 1993 Anagrama Prize for essays.
La justicia como cuidado de la existencia
Madrid, Tecnos, 2015, 224 pp.
Justice as a Means for Caring for Existence
Introduction: We exist - Injustice as existential damage - Connectivity of beings - The temporality of being - The impulse of existing - The desire for happiness - Basic forms of respect - The existential obligation - Existential justice - Justice as existential care - Justice and compassion
Ética del periodismo
La defensa del interés público por medio de una información libre, veraz y justa
Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, 2012, 148 pp.
The Ethics of Journalism
In Defense of the Public Interest by Way of Free, Honest and Fair Information
The purpose of Ethics - Journalism as a profession - Journalistic information - Journalism stakeholders - A profession with principles - The duty of truthfulness - The preservation of autonomy - In defense of the public interest - A compromise with justice - Two basic principles: freedom and responsibility - Incentives for the profession
Barcelona, Ariel, 2012, 298 pp.
The purpose of Ethics - Moral action - Moral conscience - The principle of moral choice - The individual ground - Moral personality - Moral reasoning - Rationality and reasonableness - Practical reason - The structure of moral judgment - Moral skepticism - The naturalist phallacy - The conflict between desire and duty - Moral obligation - Moral rules - The categorical imperative - Autonomy and heteronomy - Moral goodness - Goodness from the perspective of autonomy - Ethical relativism
Textos clave de la ética
Madrid, Tecnos, 2012, 606pp.
Ethics: Essential Readings
I: Greek wisdom: Gorgias, Protagoras, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Epicur, Zeno II: Roman virtues: Cicero, Seneca, Epictetus, Marcus Aurelius III: Middle Age soul: Augustine, S. Anselm, Abelard, Aquinas, Scotus IV: Renaissance humanism: Erasmus, Della Mirandola, Machiavelli, MontaigneV: Enlightenment Ethics: Hobbes, Locke, Spinoza, Hutcheson, Voltaire, Rousseau, Hume, Smith, Kant, Bentham VI: Bourgeois freedom: Hegel, Schopenhauer, Mill, Marx, Darwin, Nietzsche, Freud, James VII: Modern rationality: Moore, Scheler, Sartre, Ayer, Hare, Arendt, Rawls, Foucault, Habermas
Emprender con responsabilidad
Madrid, LID, 2012, 140pp. (in collaboration with Ángel Pes)
Introduction - The heroes of our era - Entepreneurial activity in Spain - The entepreneurial personality - Entrepreneurs and corporate responsability - Corporate responsability in the global economy - Conclusions
Ética del medioambiente
Barcelona, Aresta, 2010, 184pp.
Ecoethics. Environmental Ethics
The environmental disaster - The human origin of the disaster - A culture of excuses - The moral idiot in relation to nature - Spheres of the world - The picture of beings - The value of every being - An order of priorities - Reviewing anthropocentrism - The limits of human intervention - In defense of global environmental Ethics - A crossroad of theories - Preservation as a main goal - All things considered - The respect principle - The Ecoethical imperative - Human priority - Frugality as an option - The engagement to keep beings - The world is one
Aproximación a la Ética
Barcelona, Ariel, 1992, 318pp.
An Approach to Ethics
Moral action: The subject of ethics - Moral action - Moral conscience - Moral choice as a principle - Moral reasoning: Individual grounds - Moral personality - Moral reasoning - Rational and reasonable - Moral judgment: practical reason - The structure of moral judgment - Moral skepticism - The naturalistic fallacy - Moral obligation: conflicts between desire and duty - Moral obligation - Moral rules - The categorical imperative - Moral goodness: autonomy and heteronomy - Moral goodness - Goodness from an autonomous perspective - Ethical relativism
El discurso de la Ética
Historicidad y lingüisticidad de la Ética
Barcelona, PPU, 1990, 148pp.
The Ethical Discourse. Historic and Linguistic Features of Ethics
History and the moral discourse - From morality to social ethics - Morality as ideology - The quest of moral progress - Linguistic shapes of morality - Moral shapes of language - The prescriptive moral discourse - Morality in a world of speech and action - Is ethical society a utopia?
El llaberint de la llibertat
Barcelona, Edicions 62, 1990, 111pp.
The Liberty Labyrinth
Moral choice as principle - The liberty labyrinth - From determinism to libertarianism - Morality as self-determination - Freedom of choice and engagement - A discussion on responsibility
Ètica i justícia
Barcelona, Barcanova, 1991, 142pp.
Ethics and Justice
The current debate: nihilism, amorality, and relativism - The historical framework of virtues - Discussion about the classical concept of virtue - Justice as a moral virtue - The eudemonistic idea of justice - The procedural idea of justice - Justice and solidarity
L'ombra de Maquiavel
Ética i política
Badalona, Llibres de l'Índex, 1991, 81pp.
Machiavelli's Shadow. Ethics and Politics
Foreword by Joan Fuster - The debate between ethics and politics - The portrait of an ethical politician - Why ethical politics?
Un estudio sobre los valores en una época en que siguen tan escasos
Madrid, Tecnos, 1990, 162pp.
Human Dignity. A Study on Values at a Time in which They Remain Scarce
Foreword by José-Luis L. Aranguren - The fall of Marxism and its effect on ethics - Is there moral progress in humanity?: A set of interpretations - Searching for a principle - Progress according to Kant - A critical assumption of moral progress - The ethical analysis of values: The problem of values: ethics or religion? - “Cross evaluation of all values” - Inside Ethics of Values - Human dignity as an overriding value - Agnes Heller and her work on Kant's "second Ethics”
Kant y el tribunal de la conciencia
Barcelona, Gedisa, 1994, 166pp.
Kant and the Moral Conscience Tribunal
Foreword by José-Luis L. Aranguren - Transcendental consciousness - One's own conscience - The common ethical conscience - Moral egalitarianism - The concept of “good will” - Transition to transcendental and ethical conscience - Morality as a “fact of reason” - The self-constitution of the individual - Conscience as conscientia practica (1788) - Conscientia iudex in criticism of religion (1793) - Conscientia iudex in criticism of virtue (1797) - The “inner tribunal” of moral conscience - “Remorse” and “self contentment” - The basic moral “assent” - Duty for “truthfulness” and “conscientious decision” - Moral conscience and the assumption of God's existence - The ethics of “attitude” and the inner change - The goal of moral conscience - Stoic and Lutheran traces on Kantian Gewissen - The critical sense of moral conscience - Interpretation of results - The restoration of moral thinking
La revolución en la ética. Hábitos y creencias en la sociedad digital
Barcelona, Anagrama, 1997, 204 pp.
A revolution in Ethics. Habits and beliefs in the digital society
The mind of digital society - A mutation of human senses - Consequences for ethics - Informational culture and evaluative culture - The so called “crisis of values” - Replacement of habits and beliefs - The revolution of ethems - The need for habits and beliefs - Habits and beliefs linked to senses - The customary displacement of sensitivity - The contempt of senses - The five senses of moral interaction - Touch and morality - Human hand as cultural symbol - Gaze and morality - The human eye as a cultural symbol - The work of the senses - Psychophysiology of touch and human conduct - Psychology of gaze and human conduct - Touch and gaze in non-human conduct - Evolutionary patterns in human interaction - The evolutionary features of ethics - Towards an ethics of a common moral minimum - Cognitive ethics and sensitivity - The recovery of touch and gaze.
This book won the 25th Anagrama Prize for essays in 1997.
Reglas para el diálogo en situaciones de conflicto
Madrid, Catarata, 2016, 190 pp.
Rules for Dialogue in Conflict Situations
Prologue. The difficulty to dialogue - Mute conflicts - Solution strategies - The structure of the negotiation - Failed negotiations - The structure of the dialogue - Failed dialogues - Conversational dialogue - The structure of the conversation - Conversation guidelines - The republic of conversation - Logos concertante
Ética para la vida. Razones y pasiones
Barcelona, Península, 2003, 237 pp.
Ethics for living. Reasons and passions
The passage of time - Sex is the subject - The network of emotions - The world of memory - The worlds of imagination - Advantages of willingness - Making oneself somebody - Unconsciousness and reason - Love and coldness - Friends of all genders - Illusion and disillusion - Fear of freedom - Good and evil - Guilt - The coming of pain - The weight of solitude - The proximity of death - Indispensable happiness - Life experience - A life is a life
Grans fites de l'ètica
Barcelona, Cruïlla, 2000, 268 pp.
Milestones in ethics
Edited by Norbert Bilbeny. His chapter focuses on the ethics of suspicion: Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud as well as on existentialist ethics: Kierkegaard, Heidegger, and Sartre.
¿Un mundo mejor? Balance moral del mundo desde la Guerra Fria hasta hoy
Barcelona, Icaria Editorial, 2017, 238 pp.
A Better World? A moral balance from the Cold War to Now
First Part by N. Bilbeny: Is the World going worst?.- Usual answers to the
question.- Difficulty of any answer.- The importance of finding an answer.-
Which things do we compare?.- Is a comparison possible?.- Contrast to
past periods.- The World Wars period (1914-1945).- The Cold War period
(1945-1989).- The Post Cold War Period (1989-2001).- The “War on
Terror” period (2001 to now).- The social problems of the new century.-
Structural traits of our time.- A world without rules.- Utopia as an exit
door.- The dynamics of morality-. Moral retrospective from 1914 until
now.- Why we are not better?.- Why we are worst?.- Do not be cruel, do
not be indifferent.- The lion did not have teeth.- Book references
Other Practical Philosophy Books
Legitimidad y acción política
Barcelona, Edicions de la Universitat de Barcelona, 2018, 375 pp.
Legitimacy and Political Action
Edited by Norbert Bilbeny. His chapter focuses on the difference between legitimacy by law and legitimacy by values. Fourteen authors discussing about the main issues concerning legitimacy: governance, law, democracy, neoliberalism, intergenerational justice, cosmopolitanism, gender, feminism, information era, consumerism, globalization, socialism…