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Virtue Ethics

An Introduction (Prometheus Lecture Series)

by Richard Taylor

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Published by Prometheus Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • Virtue,
  • Ethics, Ancient,
  • Philosophy,
  • Ethics,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsJohn Donnelly (Foreword)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages141
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8740107M
    ISBN 101573929433
    ISBN 109781573929431

    Ethics for A-Level is of particular value to students and teachers, but Fisher and Dimmock's precise and scholarly approach will appeal to anyone seeking a rigorous and /5(4). Virtue Ethics (or Virtue Theory) is an approach to Ethics that emphasizes an individual's character as the key element of ethical thinking, rather than rules about the acts themselves or their consequences (Consequentialism). There are three main strands of Virtue Ethics: Eudaimonism is the classical formulation of Virtue Ethics.

    The SEP has a great article as usual. For books my impression is that Hursthouse's book On Virtue Ethics is a popular and well-written defense of the view. For ethics in general Kagan's Normative Ethics is popular for upper division undergraduate and introductory graduate courses, although there might be more recent and popular books that I'm not aware of. Abortion and Virtue Ethics By Mathew Lu Introduction My goal here is to consider what contemporary virtue ethics can say about the problem of abortion. I begin by outlining virtue ethics in comparison to the two other dominant approaches in normative ethics. I Author: Mathew Lu.

    This book offers a clear and systematic introduction to virtue ethics, a topic which has inspired one of the most interesting contemporary debates in ethical theory—the question of whether virtues can replace duties as the primary notion in ethical theory. Virtue Ethics I The other major concept of virtue ethics is that of virtue. I A virtue is a trait which allows one to ful ll one’s function well. I What is required to be an excellent teacher is di erent than what is required to be an excellent soldier, because teachers and soldiers have di erent functions I Thus, there are di erent virtues for teachers, for soldiers.


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For virtue ethics, Virtue Ethics book is the most important book of the past few decades, and it is the most systematically worked out account of Neoaristotelian Virtue Ethics since its emergence in the early 20th century. Rosalind Hursthouse offers an alternative to Kant's deontology or Bentham's texasbestchambers.com by: This page contains a list of the best books on virtue ethics.

Just to be clear, there is no single best book on virtue ethics. The best book for you will depend on your preferred learning style and the amount of time that you want to spend reading about virtue ethics.

An page scholarly overview is unlikely to be best for someone looking for a short beginner-friendly introduction, for example. Jul 19,  · Virtue Ethics: An Introduction (Prometheus Lectures) [Richard Taylor] on texasbestchambers.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

In this fresh evaluation of Western ethics, noted philosopher Richard Taylor argues that philosophy must return to the classical notion of virtue as the basis of ethics. To ancient Greek and Roman philosophersCited by: Virtue ethics (or aretaic ethics / ˌ ær ə ˈ t eɪ. ɪ k /, from Greek ἀρετή ()) are normative ethical theories which emphasize virtues of mind, character and sense of honesty.

Virtue ethicists discuss the nature and definition of virtues and other related problems which focuses on the consequences of action. These include how virtues are acquired, how they are applied in various real.

A summary of Nicomachean Virtue Ethics book Books I to IV in 's Aristotle (– B.C.). Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Aristotle (– B.C.) and what it means.

Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. Virtue Ethics collects, for the first time, the main classical sources and the central contemporary expressions of virtue ethics approach to normative ethical theory.

Edited and introduced by Stephen Darwall, these readings are essential for anyone interested in normative theory/5(11). “Virtue ethics” describes a certain philosophical approach to questions about morality. It is a way of thinking about ethics that is characteristic of ancient Greek and Roman philosophers, particularly Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.

But it has become popular again since the later part of the 20th century due to the work of thinkers like Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, and Alasdair. Virtue ethics is perhaps the most important development within late twentieth-century moral philosophy.

Rosalind Hursthouse, who has made notable contributions to this development, now presents a full exposition and defence of her neo-Aristotelian version of virtue ethics.

She shows how virtue ethics can provide guidance for action, illuminate moral dilemmas, and bring out the moral 5/5(1). This book is the last of three books that are identical in both the Nicomachean Ethics and the Eudemian Ethics.

It is Book VI in the latter. It is Book VI in the latter. It extends previously developed discussions, especially from the end of Book II, in relation to vice akolasia and the virtue of sophrosune.

A summary of Book II in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Nicomachean Ethics and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans.

Introduction. The Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle's most important study of personal morality and the ends of human life, has for many centuries been a widely-read and influential texasbestchambers.com written more than 2, years ago, it offers the modern reader many valuable insights into human needs and conduct.

Among its most outstanding features are Aristotle's insistence that there are no known. Virtue ethics is a philosophy developed by Aristotle and other ancient Greeks.

It is the quest to understand and live a life of moral character. This character-based approach to morality assumes that we acquire virtue through practice. By practicing being honest, brave, just, generous, and so on, a person develops an honorable and moral character. sort of character.4 So, while many writers on virtue ethics assume that arguments for the importance of character necessarily lend support to a Virtue ethics and professional roles 4 See, for example, Barbara Herman, ‘The Practice of Moral Judgment’, and other essays in her.

What is 'virtue'?And how can we lead moral lives?Exploring how contemporary moral philosophy has led to a revival of interest in the concepts of 'virtue', 'character' and 'flourishing', this is an accessible and critical introduction to virtue ethics.

Comprising of three parts, the first part examines the work of key contemporary thinkers such as Elizabeth Anscombe and Bernard Williams in.

Virtue ethics, in contrast, take a very different perspective. Virtue-based ethical theories place less emphasis on which rules people should follow and instead focus on helping people develop good character traits, such as kindness and generosity.

These character traits will, in turn, allow a person to make the correct decisions later on in. Yes. For example, Alasdair MacIntyre is one of the leading modern moral philosophers who’s revived the Aristotelian approach to ethics. After Virtue is his most famous book.

It begins with this marvellous apocalyptic scenario in which he imagines a society where there’s been an anti-science revolution. Dec 05,  · This week we explore final ethical theory in this unit: Aristotle’s virtue theory.

Hank explains the Golden Mean, and how it exists as the midpoint between vices. The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle Author: Aristotle, Frank Hesketh Peters Created Date: 9/10/ PM.

Nov 12,  · A strength of virtue ethics is that it fits with our everyday moral experience. The response of most people to a complex ethical dilemma is not to think about how universal principles can be applied but to decide what they feel comfortable with or what a person they admire would do.

Nicomachean Ethics & Virtue. Nicomachean Ethics is the name of a series of books that Aristotle wrote about ethics. In these writings, he uses logic to determine a definition and the potential. Virtue Ethics - CRC Press Book. Explorations about and around the ethics of virtue dominated philosophical thinking in the ancient world, and recent moral philosophy has seen a massive revival of interest in virtue ethics as a rival to Kantian and utilitarian approaches.

To help users make sense of the gargantuan—and, often, da.A proper student of ethics must already have substantial life experience and training in virtue; otherwise he will not profit from the subject because he is more inclined to listen to his passions than to reason.

Section 2: The highest good is happiness, which means living well.Explorations about and around the ethics of virtue dominated philosophical thinking in the ancient world, and recent moral philosophy has seen a massive revival of interest in virtue ethics as a rival to Kantian and utilitarian approaches.

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