How Should One Live?: Essays on the Virtues / Edition 1

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Overview

The last four decades have seen a remarkable revival of interest in the virtues, which lay at the heart of ancient and medieval moral philosophy. This collection is the first general survey of this revival, containing specially commissioned articles on topics central to virtue ethics and virtue theory, written by a distinguished international team of philosophers. It represents the state of the art in this subject, and will set the agenda for future work.
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"This is a superb collection of essays on the virtues....Highly recommended for all university libraries and larger public libraries."—Choice
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198752349
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 8/27/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Lexile: 1550L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

St Anne's College, Oxford
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction. Modern moral philosophy and the virtues, Roger Crisp
2. Practical Ethics. Normative virtue ethics, Rosalind Hursthouse
3. Ancient Views. The virtues: theory and common sense in Greek philosophy, T. H. Irwin
4. Impartiality and Partiality. Partiality and the virtues, John Cottingham
5. Kant. Kant's virtues, Onora O'Neill
6. Utilitarianism. Virtue ethics, utilitarianism, and symmetry. (Michael Slote
7. Human Nature. The virtues and human nature, Julia Driver
8. Natural and Artificial Virtues. A vindication of Hume's scheme, David Wiggins
9. Virtues and the Good. Does moral virtue constitute a benefit to the agent?, Brad Hooker
10. Vices. Deadly vices?, Gabriele Taylor
11. Emotions. How emotions reveal value and help cure the schizophrenia of modern ethical theories, Michael Stocker
12. Politics. MacIntyre on modernity and how it has marginalized the virtues, Andrew Mason
13. Feminism and Moral Education. Feminism, moral development, and the virtues, Susan Moller Okin
14. Community. Community and virtue, Lawrence Blum

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