7 edition of Character, virtue theories, and the vices found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 247-253) and index.
|LC Classifications||BJ1521 .M24 1999|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||viii, 261 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||261|
|LC Control Number||00690890|
Aristotle is the father of virtue ethics, and virtue ethics is hot. Yet Aristotle’s accounts of the individual virtues remain opaque, for most contemporary commentators of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics have focused upon other matters. By contrast, this book takes Aristotle’s detailed description of the individual virtues to be central to his ethical theory. Feminist approaches to virtue ethics draw on and also criticize assumptions, concepts, methods, values, and theories of traditional virtue ethics, thus expanding the resources of feminist ethics for addressing problems in society and philosophy and making virtue ethics more responsive to the lived realities of most human beings.
Chapters devoted to particular virtues and vices—the vice of curiosity and the virtue of gratitude—explicitly illustrate the book's central thematic concerns. Author Bio Gilbert C. Meilaender is professor of theology at Valparaiso University and is the author of Body, Soul, and Bioethics (Notre Dame Press, ) and Bioethics: A Primer for. A natural character trait is a capacity for certain emotions and actions, one that can be developed either toward natural virtue or toward natural vice (e.g., spiritedness). A natural virtue too is a capacity for certain emotions and actions, but one that results from the frequent exercise of the corresponding natural character trait toward.
ISBN: X OCLC Number: Description: x, pages ; 24 cm: Contents: Introduction / Kevin Timpe and Craig A. Boyd --Prudence / W. Jay Wood --The virtues of justice / David Schmidtz and John Thrasher --Fortitude and the conflict of frameworks / Daniel McInerny --Temperance / Robert C. Roberts --Lust and chastity / Colleen . On the vices and virtues of conspiracy theories. This entry was posted in 9/11, Current conspiracy theories on 15 July by Alfred Moore. A special issue on “the psychology of conspiracy theories” has just appeared in the journal Frontiers in Personality Science and Individual Differences. One of the papers, by Michael Wood and Karen Douglas of the University of Kent (I put the pdf in.
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Character, Virtue Theories, and the Vices by Christine McKinnon (Author)Cited by: Character, Virtue Theories, and the Vices. Written by: Christine and a keen awareness of contemporary theoretical issues with sensitivity to the enormous complexity of an ethics of character.
This book advances the discussion of virtue ethics both in its theoretical form and in the details of character description.” The Explanatory. This book argues that the question posed by virtue theories, namely, “what kind of person should I be?” provides a more promising approach to moral questions than do either deontological or consequentialist moral theories where the concern is with what actions are morally required or permissible.
It does so both by arguing that there are firmer theoretical foundations for virtue theories 5/5(1). Human Nature and Ethics --Virtues and Vices --The Role of Character in Virtue Theories --Moral Theories and the Vices --Functional Goodness --Practical Reasoning and the Unity of a Good Human Life --Some Particular Vices --Ethical Judgements.
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Character, Virtue Theories, and the Vices " a lucid distillation of central themes in the recent literature on virtue ethics, with distinctive emphases on responsibility for character " "This book advances the discussion of virtue ethics both in its theoretical form and in the details of character description".
Virtues and Their Vices is the only extant contemporary, comprehensive treatment of specific virtues and, where applicable, their competing vices. Each of the essays, written exclusively for this volume, not only locates discussion of that virtue Character its historical context, but also advances the discussion and debate concerning the understanding and role of the virtues.
Virtues and their Vices is the only extant contemporary, comprehensive treatment of specific virtues and, where applicable, their competing vices.
Each of the essays not only locates discussion of that virtue in its historical context, but also advances the discussion and debate concerning the understanding and role of the virtues.
Book Description. The Theory and Practice of Virtue Education offers the reader a comprehensive and authoritative account of both the theoretical and practical complexities of cultivating virtue in education and beyond. The book moves beyond the usual philosophical literature that merely discusses virtue in the abstract, and offers scholarly, research-informed suggestions for practice.
Virtue theorists also emphasize the need for people to learn how to break bad habits of character, like greed or anger. These are called vices and stand in the way of becoming a good person.
Origins of Virtue Ethics. Virtue ethics has not been a very common topic for recent study. Virtue and Vice, Moral and Epistemic presents a series of thought provoking essays that delve deeply into the role of virtue and vice that cut across the fields of ethics and epistemology. Character Strengths and Virtues is a groundbreaking handbook compiling the work of researchers to create a classification system for widely valued positive traits.
This handbook also intends to provide an empirical theoretical framework that will assist positive psychology practitioners in developing practical applications for the field. Virtue and Vice, Moral and Epistemic presents a series of essays by leading ethicists and epistemologists who offer the latest thinking on the moral and intellectual virtues and vices, the structure of virtue theory, and the connections between virtue and emotion.
Cuts across two fields of philosophical inquiry by featuring a dual focus on ethics and epistemology. Aristotelian Virtue Ethics Introduction. Aristotle (– BC) was a scholar in disciplines such as ethics, metaphysics, biology and botany, among others. It is fitting, therefore, that his moral philosophy is based around assessing the broad characters of human beings rather than assessing singular acts in isolation.
The Theory and Practice Such an ethic focuses less on the concept of duty--or doing--and more on being. Central to an ethic of virtue is a division of moral life that emphasizes character and character development or moral education/5(2).
Contemporary virtue ethics is an updated version of a theory first proposed in ancient Greece. Today’s proponents acknowledge that it’s very difficult to set up a list of moral rules that are going to solve ethical dilemmas across cultural lines.
A virtue is thought to be a good character trait. Aristotle thought that virtue was crucial for a well-lived life. He thought virtue was skill at living. Aristotle's doctrine of the golden mean said that for every virtue there was two vices, one for both extremes.
Virtues in the Public Sphere features seventeen chapters by experts from a variety of different perspectives on the broad theme of virtue in the public sphere.
Spanning issues such as the notion of civic friendship and civic virtue, it sheds light on the role that these virtues play in the public sphere and their importance in safeguarding communities from the threats of a lack of concern for.
Hi, I am James Barton the founder of VirtueScience and Author of "Inner Medicine" which details my discoveries regarding the virtues along with practical exercises to awaken natural virtue. I have a wide range of interests but the main focus of this site now is the virtues and character.
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Discussions about the ethics of food and agriculture are replete with virtue and vice language. In agricultural ethics, it is often claimed that farming promotes good character traits – e.g., self-reliance, fortitude, and patriotism – and that virtues such as diligence, ecological sensitivity, and patience are central to good agricultural practice.It is a broad term for theories and emphasize the role of character and virtue in moral philosophy.
Most virtue ethics theories take inspiration from Aristotle. Aristotle discussed the nature of the virtues and vices involved in moral evaluation.Philippa Foot, who published a collection of essays in entitled Virtues and Vices.
Alasdair MacIntyre has made an effort to reconstruct a virtue-based theory in dialogue with the problems of modern and postmodern thought; his works include After .