Aristotelian Ethics in Contemporary Perspective, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1135100896
  • ISBN-13: 9781135100896
  • DDC: 171.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 244 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released November 2015
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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By bringing together influential critics of neo-Aristotelian virtue ethics with some of the strongest defenders of an Aristotelian approach, this collection provides a fresh assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of Aristotelian virtue ethics and its contemporary interpretations. Contributors critically discuss and re-assess the neo-Aristotelian paradigm which has been predominant in the philosophical discourse on virtue for the past 30 years.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: Aristotelian Ethics in Contemporary Perspective.
Themes in (Neo-)Aristotelian Virtue Ethics.
1: Aristotle on Virtue: Wrong, Wrong, and Wrong.
2: Aristotle on Virtue: A Response to Hurka.
3: The Benefit of Virtue.
4: Well-Being and Eudaimonia: A Reply to Haybron.
5: Virtue, Personal Good, and the Silencing of Reasons.
6: Human Nature, Virtue, and Rationality.
7: Good (as) Human Beings.
8: Attachment Theory, Character, and Naturalism.
9: Notes Toward an Empirical Psychology of Virtue: Exploring the Personality Scaffolding of Virtue.
10: Natural Virtue and Proper Upbringing.
11: Kalou Heneka.
Beyond (Neo-)Aristotelian Virtue Ethics.
12: A New Metaphysics for Virtue Ethics: Hume Meets Heidegger.
13: A Kantian Plea for Virtues?.
14: Toward a Humean Virtue Ethics.
List of Contributors.