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Virtue, Norms, and Objectivity: Issues in Ancient and Modern Ethics
     

Virtue, Norms, and Objectivity: Issues in Ancient and Modern Ethics

by Christopher Gill
 

ISBN-10: 0199264384

ISBN-13: 9780199264384

Pub. Date: 05/05/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press

For much of the twentieth century it was common to contrast the characteristic forms and preoccupations of modern ethical theory with those of the ancient world. However, the last few decades have seen a growing recognition that contemporary moral philosophy now has much in common with its ancient incarnation, in areas as diverse as virtue ethics and ethical

Overview

For much of the twentieth century it was common to contrast the characteristic forms and preoccupations of modern ethical theory with those of the ancient world. However, the last few decades have seen a growing recognition that contemporary moral philosophy now has much in common with its ancient incarnation, in areas as diverse as virtue ethics and ethical epistemology. Christopher Gill has assembled an international team to conduct a fascinating exploration of the relationship between the two fields, exploring key issues in ancient ethics in a way that highlights their conceptual significance for the study of ethics more generally. Virtue, Norms, and Objectivity will be as interesting and relevant to modern moral philosophers, therefore, as it will be to specialists in ancient thought.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199264384
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
05/05/2005
Pages:
338
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, Christopher Gill
I: Issues in Ancient and Modern Theory: The Nature and Grounding of Ethical Norms
1. In What Sense are Ancient Ethical Norms Universal?, Christopher Gill
2. On the Idea of the Summum Bonum, Sarah Broadie
3. The Look and Feel of Virtue, Nancy Sherman
4. Virtues, Values, and Moral Objectivity, Ludwig Siep
5. Virtue, Nature, and Providence, Sabina Lovibond
6. Hybrid Theories of Normativity, Wolfgang Detel
7. Commentary on Detel from a Stoic Standpoint, Christopher Gill
II: Readings in Ancient Philosophy: Ethical Virtue and Objective Knowledge
8. Socratic Ethics: Ultra-Realism, Determinism, and Ethical Truth, Terry Penner
9. Out of the Labyrinth: Plato's Attack on Consequentialism, Mary Margaret McCabe
10. What Difference do Forms make for Platonic Epistemology?, Christopher Rowe
11. 'The Good Man is the Measure of All Things': Objectivity without World-Centredness in Aristotle's Moral Epistemology, Timothy Chappell
12. Aristotelian Virtue and Practical Judgement, A. W. Price
13. An Aristotelian Commentator on the Naturalness of Justice, R. W. Sharples
Bibliography
Index of Ancient Passages
General Index

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