How Should One Live?: Essays on the Virtues

Paperback | March 1, 1998

EditorRoger Crisp

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The last four decades have seen a remarkable revival of interest in the virtues, which lay at the heart of ancient and medieval moral philosophy. This collection is the first general survey of this revival, containing specially commissioned articles on topics central to virtue ethics andvirtue theory, written by a distinguished international team of philosophers. It represents the state of the art in this subject, and will set the agenda for future work. Topics covered in How Should One Live? include: practical virtue ethics; ancient views of the virtues; impartiality and partiality; Kant and the virtues; utilitarianism and the virtues; the virtues and human nature; natural and artificial virtues; virtue and the good life; the vices; virtue andthe emotions; virtue and politics; feminism, moral education, and the virtues; and virtue and community.

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The last four decades have seen a remarkable revival of interest in the virtues, which lay at the heart of ancient and medieval moral philosophy. This collection is the first general survey of this revival, containing specially commissioned articles on topics central to virtue ethics andvirtue theory, written by a distinguished interna...

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The last four decades have seen a remarkable revival of interest in the virtues, which lay at the heart of ancient and medieval moral philosophy. This collection is the first general survey of this revival, containing specially commissioned articles on topics central to virtue ethics and virtue theory, written by a distinguished intern...

Roger Crisp is at St Anne's College, Oxford.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.59 inPublished:March 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

1. Roger Crisp: Introduction. Modern moral philosophy and the virtues2. Rosalind Hursthouse: Practical Ethics. Normative virtue ethics3. T. H. Irwin: Ancient Views. The virtues: theory and common sense in Greek philosophy4. John Cottingham: Impartiality and Partiality. Partiality and the virtues5. Onora O'Neill: Kant. Kant's virtues6. Utilitarianism. Virtue ethics, utilitarianism, and symmetry. (Michael Slote: 7. Julia Driver: Human Nature. The virtues and human nature8. David Wiggins: Natural and Artificial Virtues. A vindication of Hume's scheme9. Brad Hooker: Virtues and the Good. Does moral virtue constitute a benefit to the agent?10. Gabriele Taylor: Vices. Deadly vices?11. Michael Stocker: Emotions. How emotions reveal value and help cure the schizophrenia of modern ethical theories12. Andrew Mason: Politics. MacIntyre on modernity and how it has marginalized the virtues13. Susan Moller Okin: Feminism and Moral Education. Feminism, moral development, and the virtues14. Lawrence Blum: Community. Community and virtue

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`this volume is probably the best single introduction to what is going on in virtue ethics today ... the general quality of the contributions is high. I found it consistently interesting, sometimes absorbing, reading. Within the realm of virtue ethics, the essays cover a commendably broadrange of topics.'Lester Hunt, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ethics, April 1999