How Should One Live?: Essays on the Virtues

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The last few years have seen a remarkable revival of interest in the virtues, which have regained their central role in moral philosophy. This thought-provoking new collection is a much-needed survey of virtue ethics and virtue theory. The specially commissioned articles by an international team of philosophers represent the state of the art in this subject and will set the agenda for future work in the area. The contributors--including Lawrence Blum, John Cottingham, Julia Driver, Rosalind Hursthouse, Terence ...
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The last few years have seen a remarkable revival of interest in the virtues, which have regained their central role in moral philosophy. This thought-provoking new collection is a much-needed survey of virtue ethics and virtue theory. The specially commissioned articles by an international team of philosophers represent the state of the art in this subject and will set the agenda for future work in the area. The contributors--including Lawrence Blum, John Cottingham, Julia Driver, Rosalind Hursthouse, Terence Irwin, Susan Moller Okin, Onora O'Neill, Michael Slote, Michael Stocker, and David Wiggins--cover practical virtue ethics, ancient views of the virtues, impartiality and partiality, Kant, utilitarianism, human nature, natural and artificial virtues, virtue and the good life, the vices, emotions, politics, feminism, moral education, and community.
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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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  • ISBN-13: 9780198240587
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.63 (w) x 8.81 (h) x 0.82 (d)

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St Anne's College, Oxford
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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
1 Modern Moral Philosophy and the Virtues 1
2 Normative Virtue Ethics 19
3 The Virtues: Theory and Common Sense in Greek Philosophy 37
4 Partiality and the Virtues 57
5 Kant's Virtues 77
6 Virtue Ethics, Utilitarianism, and Symmetry 99
7 The Virtues and Human Nature 111
8 Natural and Artificial Virtues: A Vindication of Hume's Scheme 131
9 Does Moral Virtue Constitute a Benefit to the Agent? 141
10 Deadly Vices? 157
11 How Emotions Reveal Value and Help Cure the Schizophrenia of Modern Ethical Theories 173
12 MacIntyre on Modernity and How It Has Marginalized the Virtues 191
13 Feminism, Moral Development, and the Virtues 211
14 Community and Virtue 231
Further Reading 251
Index 255
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