Intelligent Virtue by Julia AnnasIntelligent Virtue by Julia Annas

Intelligent Virtue

byJulia Annas

Paperback | May 28, 2011

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Intelligent Virtue presents a distinctive new account of virtue and happiness as central ethical ideas. Annas argues that exercising a virtue involves practical reasoning of a kind which can illuminatingly be compared to the kind of reasoning we find in someone exercising a practical skill.Rather than asking at the start how virtues relate to rules, principles, maximizing, or a final end, we should look at the way in which the acquisition and exercise of virtue can be seen to be in many ways like the acquisition and exercise of more mundane activities, such as farming, building orplaying the piano. This helps us to see virtue as part of an agent's happiness or flourishing, and as constituting (wholly, or in part) that happiness. We are offered a better understanding of the relation between virtue as an ideal and virtue in everyday life, and the relation between beingvirtuous and doing the right thing.

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Julia Annas has taught at the University of Arizona since 1986. Before that she taught at the University of Oxford (St Hugh's College) and she has also taught at Columbia University. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an Honorary Fellow of St Hugh's College, Oxford. She has been a Senior Fellow of the Cen...
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Title:Intelligent VirtueFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.03 inPublished:May 28, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199228779

ISBN - 13:9780199228775

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Introduction2. Virtue, Character, and Disposition3. Skilled and Virtuous Action4. The Scope of Virtue5. Virtue and Enjoyment6. Virtues and the Unity of Virtue7. Virtue and Goodness8. Living Happily9. Living Virtuously, Living Happily10. Conclusion