Values and Virtues: Aristotelianism in Contemporary Ethics

Hardcover | November 16, 2006

EditorTimothy Chappell

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After 25 centuries, Aristotle's influence on our society's moral thinking remains profound even when subterranean. Typical members of our society can often be made to see that their moral thought and action are, in crucial ways, unwittingly Aristotelian. No one in contemporary philosophicalethics can afford to ignore Aristotle. Much of the finest work in recent moral philosophy has been overtly and professedly Aristotelian in inspiration. And many writers who would officially distance themselves from Aristotle and his contemporary followers are nonetheless indebted to him, sometimesin ways that they do not realise.Values and Virtues provides a platform for some notable writers in the area to present and discuss their new ideas about Aristotelian ethics in a way that will advance the academic debate and engage the interest of a broad range of philosophical readers.

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After 25 centuries, Aristotle's influence on our society's moral thinking remains profound even when subterranean. Typical members of our society can often be made to see that their moral thought and action are, in crucial ways, unwittingly Aristotelian. No one in contemporary philosophicalethics can afford to ignore Aristotle. Much of...

Timothy Chappell is at The Open University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.1 inPublished:November 16, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Timothy Chappell: Introduction1. Christopher Coope: Modern virtue ethics2. Linda Zagzebski: The admirable life and the desirable life3. Fred Miller: Virtue and rights in Aristotle's best regime4. Antony Duff: The virtues and vices of virtue jurisprudence5. Hallvard Fossheim: Habituation as imimesis/i6. Adam Morton: Moral incompetence7. Timothy Chappell: The variety of life and the unity of practical wisdom8. Paul Russell: Moral sense and virtue in Hume's ethics9. Christine Swanton: Can Nietzsche be both a virtue ethicist and an existentialist?10. Karen Stohr: Manners, morals, and practical wisdom11. Sandrine Berges: The hardboiled detective as moralist12. Johan Braennmark: 'Like the Bloom on Youths': How pleasure completes our lives13. Theodore Scaltsas: Mixed determinates: pleasure, good, and truth14. Talbot Brewer: Three dogmas of desire