Education, Professionalism, and the Quest for Accountability

Hitting the Target but Missing the Point

Author: Jane Green

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136837205

Category: Education

Page: 280

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This book focuses on education and its relation to professional accountability as viewed from two different, but not unrelated, perspectives. First, the book is about the work of professionals in schools and colleges (teachers, head teachers, leaders, principals, directors and educational managers, etc.) and the detrimental effects which our present system of accountability – and the managerialism which this system creates – have had on education, its practice, its organization, its conduct and its content. It is also about the professional education (the occupational/professional formation and development) of practitioners in communities other than educational ones and how they, too, contend with the effects of this system on their practices. These different perspectives represent two sides of the same problem: that whatever one’s métier – whether a teacher, nurse, social worker, community officer, librarian, civil servant, etc – all who now work in institutions designed to serve the public are expected to reorganize their thoughts and practice in accordance with a "performance" management model of accountability which encourages a rigid bureaucracy, one which translates regulation and monitoring procedures, guidelines and advice into inflexible and obligatory compliance. A careful scrutiny of the underlying rationale of this "managerial" model shows how and why it may be expected, paradoxically, to make practices less accountable – and, in the case of education, less educative.
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Virtue Ethics, Old and New

Author: Stephen Mark Gardiner

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801489686

Category: Philosophy

Page: 222

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"There are grounds for saying that contemporary work in virtue ethics is, if not quite in its theoretical infancy, at least not far out of diapers. And this suggests that we should be gentle and nurturing, allowing it time to flourish before coming to any definitive verdict on its merits.... However, it is hard to deny that modern-day virtue ethics is part of a long, sophisticated and fairly continuous tradition. Not only does the approach have origins almost as ancient as philosophy itself, but its history also includes extensive work by such philosophical luminaries as (at least) Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, Aquinas, and (perhaps) Hume and Nietzsche. And this suggests that we should already be in a good position to assess its appeal."--from the Introduction In Virtue Ethics, Old and New, ten philosophers seek to enrich the contemporary understanding and development of virtue ethics through a detailed examination of some key contributions from its past. Their essays demonstrate the continuing relevance of the history of moral philosophy to contemporary debates.
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The Eudemian Ethics of Aristotle

Author: Peter L. P. Simpson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351296701

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

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Among the works on ethics in the Aristotelian corpus, there is no serious dispute among scholars that the Eudemian Ethics is authentic. The Eudemian Ethics is increasingly read and used by scholars as a useful support and confirmation and sometimes contrast to the Nicomachean Ethics. Yet, it remains a largely neglected work in the study of Aristotle's ethics, both among scholars and moral philosophers. Peter L. P. Simpson provides an analytical outline of the entire work together with summaries of each individual section, making the overall structure and detailed argument clear. His translation and explanatory notes include the common books that the Eudemian Ethics shares with the Nicomachean. This translation contains renderings of words and phrases, and proposals for emending the text that differ from what other translators and scholars have adopted. This translation is literal, without expansion or paraphrase, and yet also readable. A readable but literal translation is necessary because in the Eudemian Ethics, more than usual in Aristotle's writings, the logic of the argumentation can turn on the peculiar wording or order. Simpson explains the argumentation where necessary in notes and separate explanatory comments. This book is a fresh, twenty-first-century rendition of the work of one of the most eminent philosophers of all time.
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The Eudemian Ethics on the Voluntary, Friendship, and Luck

The Sixth S.V. Keeling Colloquium in Ancient Philosophy

Author: Fiona Leigh

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004225366

Category: Philosophy

Page: 197

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The papers in this collection on Aristotle’s Eudemian Ethics by Charles, Rowe, McCabe, Whiting, and Buddensiek, offer new readings of Aristotle on the voluntary, friendship, and good fortune in the EE, by treating the EE on its own terms.
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Nikomachische Ethik

Author: Aristoteles

Publisher: Tredition Classics

ISBN: 9783842469549

Category:

Page: 356

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Dieses Werk ist Teil der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS. Der Verlag tredition aus Hamburg veroffentlicht in der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS Werke aus mehr als zwei Jahrtausenden. Diese waren zu einem Grossteil vergriffen oder nur noch antiquarisch erhaltlich. Mit der Buchreihe TREDITION CLASSICS verfolgt tredition das Ziel, tausende Klassiker der Weltliteratur verschiedener Sprachen wieder als gedruckte Bucher zu verlegen - und das weltweit! Die Buchreihe dient zur Bewahrung der Literatur und Forderung der Kultur. Sie tragt so dazu bei, dass viele tausend Werke nicht in Vergessenheit geraten
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Eudemische Ethik

Author: N.A

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3050048743

Category: Philosophy

Page: 504

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Die "Eudemische Ethik" folgt, gelegentlich mit stärkerer religiöser Akzentuierung, in Grundriss, Fragestellung und Lehrinhalt der "Nikomachischen Ethik". Dennoch stellt diese Schrift eine hochinteressante Parallelfassung mit einem ganz eigenen Stil und einigen außerordentlich aufschlussreichen Varianten dar, für deren stärkere Beachtung hier eine wichtige Grundlage bereitsteht. Der Bearbeiter belegt durch einen Zitatenvergleich die Verfasserschaft des Aristoteles und macht durch eine eingehende Stilanalyse die Stellung der Schrift im Gesamtwerk deutlich. Eine gründliche Darstellung und Bewertung der Geschichte des Textes, seiner Übersetzung und der Textkritik dient dem Anliegen des Bearbeiters, eine philosophisch und philologisch höchsten Ansprüchen genügende Übersetzung zu geben. Die Anmerkungen erschließen dem Leser vielfältige sprachliche und literarische Zusammenhänge.
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A Guide to the Political Classics

Plato to Rousseau

Author: Murray Greensmith Forsyth,H. M. A. Keens-Soper

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 205

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These essays are designed for students of political philosophy who are approaching the great texts of the past for the first time. Intended to help students find their way into the texts and get the most from them, while encouraging further exploration, the essays offer selective interpretation of setting, form, and content in clear, straightforward language. Texts discussed are Plato's Republic, Aristotle's Politics, Augustine's City of God, Machiavelli's Prince and Discourses, Hobbes's Leviathan, Locke's Second Treatise of Government, and Rousseau's Social Contract.
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Magna Moralia

Author: N.A

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3050048751

Category: Philosophy

Page: 484

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Mit diesem Band liegt neben der Nikomachischen und der Eudemischen die dritte Version der Ethik des Aristoteles vor. Im Unterschied zu den beiden anderen Ethiken geht es hier um eine Tugend- und Güterlehre, nicht um ein umfassendes Konzept einer Eudämonie. Über die zeitliche Reihenfolge der ethischen Texte des Aristoteles besteht bisher keine Einigkeit. Somit schien es dem Bearbeiter zweckmäßig, Satz für Satz der Gedankendarstellung nachzugehen und auf diese Weise den ersten vollständigen Kommentar zu schaffen. Er kommt zu dem Schluss, dass die "Magna Moralia" nicht als nacharistotelische Kompilation aus Nikomachischer und Eudemischer Ethik begriffen werden könne, sie sich auch nicht zeitlich als "Mittlere Ethik" einreihen lasse, sondern die früheste Skizze des Aristoteles selbst sei. Wenn irgendwo, so ist also innerhalb der Ethik die Möglichkeit gegeben, Aristoteles sukzessive am Werk zu sehen.
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Spenser Studies

Author: Anne Lake Prescott,Patrick Cullen,Thomas P. Roche,William A. Oram

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780404192167

Category: English poetry

Page: 282

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A Renaissance poetry annual.
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Nicomachean Ethics

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198752717

Category: Philosophy

Page: 468

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Amongst the works of Aristotle, the Nicomachean Ethics stands virtually alone in speaking not only to classicists, historians of ideas, and technical philosophers, but to anyone trying to make sense of practical human ideals. In this major new presentation, Aristotle's most engaging work has been freshly translated by Christopher Rowe into perspicuous English. Sarah Broadie's accompanying commentary brings out the subtlety of Aristotle's thought as it develops line by line. (Such close exegesis is indispensable foranyone who seeks a more than superficial understanding of Artistotle's text.) Additionally, a substantial introductory section by Sarah Broadie sets out the main themes and interpretative problems in preambles to each of Aristotle's ten Books. This scholarly and instructive treatment of Aristotle's great work of moral philosophy assumes no knowledge of Greek and will be invaluable to students reading Aristotle's text for the first time. Its emphasis on understanding the import of the text at every point will make this an equallyindispensable resource for advanced students and scholars.
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Phoenix

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical philology

Page: N.A

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National Union Catalog

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Union catalogs

Page: N.A

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Includes entries for maps and atlases.
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The National Union Catalogs, 1963-

A Cumulative Author List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 6981

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Greece & Rome

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical antiquities

Page: N.A

View: 900

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Ethics With Aristotle

Author: Sarah Broadie Professor of Philosophy Princeton University

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198023057

Category: Philosophy

Page: 480

View: 3994

In this incisive study Sarah Broadie gives an argued account of the main topics of Aristotle's ethics: eudaimonia, virtue, voluntary agency, practical reason, akrasia, pleasure, and the ethical status of theoria. She explores the sense of "eudaimonia," probes Aristotle's division of the soul and its virtues, and traces the ambiguities in "voluntary." Fresh light is shed on his comparison of practical wisdom with other kinds of knowledge, and a realistic account is developed of Aristototelian deliberation. The concept of pleasure as value-judgment is expounded, and the problem of akrasia is argued to be less of a problem to Aristotle than to his modern interpreters. Showing that the theoretic ideal of Nicomachean Ethics X is in step with the earlier emphasis on practice, as well as with the doctrine of the Eudemian Ethics, this work makes a major contribution towards the understanding of Aristotle's ethics.
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Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Aristotle

Author: John Dunn,Ian Harris

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1232

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Aristotle (384-322 BC) was born in Northern Greece. He moved to Athens where he associated himself with Plato's academy. He later became tutor to the young Alexander the Great at the Macedonian court but returned to Athens in 335 to found his own school of philosophy.
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