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The Virtue of Aristotle's Ethics
     

The Virtue of Aristotle's Ethics

by Paula Gottlieb
 

ISBN-10: 052176176X

ISBN-13: 9780521761765

Pub. Date: 04/27/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

While Aristotle's account of the happy life continues to receive attention, many of his claims about virtue of character seem so puzzling that modern philosophers have often discarded them, or have reworked them to fit more familiar theories that do not make virtue of character central. In this book, Paula Gottlieb takes a fresh look at Aristotle's claims,

Overview

While Aristotle's account of the happy life continues to receive attention, many of his claims about virtue of character seem so puzzling that modern philosophers have often discarded them, or have reworked them to fit more familiar theories that do not make virtue of character central. In this book, Paula Gottlieb takes a fresh look at Aristotle's claims, particularly the much-maligned doctrine of the mean. She shows how they form a thought-provoking ethic of virtue, one that deserves to be developed and refined. The first part of the book addresses the nature of virtue and the virtues, illuminated by the doctrine of the mean. Building on the conclusions of this analysis, the second part explains the mentality of the good person and the type of society that will allow such a person to flourish.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521761765
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/27/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Ethical Virtue: 1. Virtue in the mean; 2. Nameless virtues; 3. The non-remedial nature of the virtues; 4. Listing the virtues; 5. Uniting the virtues; Part II. Ethical Reasoning: 6. Moral dilemmas; 7. Fine motivation; 8. The practical syllogism; 9. What the good person has to know; 10. A polis for Aristotle's virtues.

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