Intelligent Virtue

Author: Julia Annas

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199228787

Category: Philosophy

Page: 189

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Julia Annas offers a new account of virtue and happiness as central ethical ideas. She argues that exercising a virtue involves practical reasoning of the kind we find in someone exercising an everyday practical skill, such as farming, building, or playing the piano. This helps us to see virtue as part of an agent's happiness or flourishing.
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Developing the Virtues

Integrating Perspectives

Author: Julia Annas,Nancy E. Snow,Professor Darcia Narvaez, PhD

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190271469

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 328

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Ethicists and psychologists have become increasingly interested in the development of virtue in recent years, approaching the topic from the perspectives of virtue ethics and developmental psychology respectively. Such interest in virtue development has spread beyond academia, as teachers and parents have increasingly striven to cultivate virtue as part of education and child-rearing. Looking at these parallel trends in the study and practice of virtue development, the essays in this volume explore such questions as: How can philosophical work on virtue development inform psychological work on it, and vice versa? How should we understand virtue as a dimension of human personality? What is the developmental foundation of virtue? What are the evolutionary aspects of virtue and its development? How is virtue fostered? How is virtue exemplified in behavior and action? How is our conception of virtue influenced by context and by developmental and social experiences? What are the tensions, impediments and prospects for an integrative field of virtue study? Rather than centering on each discipline, the essays in this volume are organized around themes and engage each other in a broader dialogue. The volume begins with an introductory essay from the editors that a wide-angle view of the fuller range of philosophical and empirical issues that have surrounded the notion of virtue in recent years.
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Cultivating Virtue

Perspectives from Philosophy, Theology, and Psychology

Author: Nancy E. Snow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199967423

Category: Philosophy

Page: 349

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Despite the rising interest in virtue, little attention has been paid to the question of how virtue is developed. This volume addresses this gap in the literature. Each contribution focuses on some aspect of virtue acquisition, either by examining the science that explains virtue development, by highlighting virtue cultivation within distinctive traditions of thought, or by taking developmental perspectives that yield fresh insights into criticisms of virtue ethics.
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Oxford Studies Normative Ethics

Author: Mark Timmons

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019872215X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 295

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OSNE is an annual forum for new work in normative ethical theory. Leading philosophers advance our understanding of a wide range of moral issues and positions, from analysis of competing normative theories to questions of how we should act and live well. OSNE will be an essential resource for scholars and students working in moral philosophy.
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Virtue Ethics

Author: Nafsika Athanassoulis

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441162879

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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What is 'virtue'? And how can we lead moral lives? Exploring how contemporary moral philosophy has led to a revival of interest in the concepts of 'virtue', 'character' and 'flourishing', this is an accessible and critical introduction to virtue ethics. Comprising of three parts, the first part examines the work of key contemporary thinkers such as Elizabeth Anscombe and Bernard Williams in calling for a change of direction in moral philosophy and adopting a different approach to answering questions such as 'How should I live my life?'. The second part develops a detailed account of Aristotelian eudaimonistic virtue ethics, which considers the virtuous agent to be an ideal and highlights the importance of moral perception and practical wisdom. In the final part, Athanassoulis explores new challenges to virtue ethics from psychology, discusses the practical implications of educating for the virtues and finally considers the neo-Kantian response to virtue ethics. Virtue Ethics also includes chapter summaries and guides to further reading throughout to help readers explore, understand and develop a critical perspective towards this important school of contemporary ethical thought.
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The Virtue Ethics of Hume and Nietzsche

Author: Christine Swanton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118939395

Category: Philosophy

Page: 248

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This contribution to the field of virtue ethics focuses on the work of Hume and Nietzsche, providing fresh perspectives on their philosophies and a compelling account of their impact on the development of virtue ethics.
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Ts'ao P'i Transcendent

The Political Culture of Dynasty-founding in China at the End of the Han

Author: Howard L. Goodman

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780966630008

Category: History

Page: 249

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Appendix: The Reliability of the Sources
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