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Courage and Continence (NE III.6–9)

Howard J. Curzer

in Aristotle and the Virtues

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199693726
eISBN:
9780191738890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693726.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Aristotle is famous for his doctrine of the mean, but this is just one of several doctrines that together constitute Aristotle’s architectonic of virtue. The others include the doctrine of disjoint ... More


Reply to My Critics

Jerome Neu

in On Loving Our Enemies: Essays in Moral Psychology

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199862986
eISBN:
9780199949762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199862986.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter presents the author's reply to his critics and addresses specific interesting issues they raise. He considers it interesting that all three of his critics focus (to varying degrees) on ... More


“A Mother to All”: Love and the Institution of Community in Augustine

Nils F. Schott

in Love and Forgiveness for a More Just World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170222
eISBN:
9780231540124
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170222.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In a discussion of a teaching manual by St. Augustine, Schott shows how a catechesis attentive to the needs of others seeks to remove obstacles to love and to institute a community.


Lightness and Eating Disorders

Simona Giordano

in Understanding Eating Disorders: Conceptual and Ethical Issues in the Treatment of Anorexia and Bulimia Nervosa

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199269747
eISBN:
9780191603129
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269742.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter draws on literary and artistic sources (Kundera, Dickinson, Giacometti, Modigliani, Sartre) to explain the value of lightness. It shows that the pursuit of lightness is not a ... More


Trust in Violence

Jan Philipp Reemtsma

in Trust and Violence: An Essay on a Modern Relationship

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142968
eISBN:
9781400842346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142968.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers the question of why people lose the trust they place in violence. The answer might be as simple as this: pleasure in the (imagined) reality of apocalypse eventually gives way ... More


Trusting Trust

Robert C. Solomon and Fernando Flores

in Building Trust: In Business, Politics, Relationships, and Life

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195161113
eISBN:
9780199869220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161114.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Trust, compared to love and freedom, will help us to get away from the negativity implied by the widespread (if often unrecognized) view that trust is essentially risk and dependency. Trust is an ... More


Fear of the Divine

Steven M. Cahn and Christine Vitrano

in Happiness and Goodness: Philosophical Reflections on Living Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172400
eISBN:
9780231539364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172400.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines one unnecessary fear that Epicurus believes is a main source of unhappiness: fear of the divine. With regards to fear of the divine, Epicurus is primarily concerned with plural ... More


Fear of Unfulfilled Desires

Steven M. Cahn and Christine Vitrano

in Happiness and Goodness: Philosophical Reflections on Living Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172400
eISBN:
9780231539364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172400.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines one unnecessary fear that Epicurus believes is a main source of unhappiness: fear of unfulfilled desires. Epicurus calls “natural and necessary” such desires as wanting food, ... More


Fear of Death

Steven M. Cahn and Christine Vitrano

in Happiness and Goodness: Philosophical Reflections on Living Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172400
eISBN:
9780231539364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172400.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines one unnecessary fear that Epicurus believes is a main source of unhappiness: fear of death. According to Epicurus, if we focus on death and fear it, then we are led to be ... More


Motivation

Samuel Fleischacker

in Divine Teaching and the Way of the World: A Defense of Revealed Religion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199217366
eISBN:
9780191728495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217366.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In addition to prescriptions, moral philosophers provide accounts of moral motivation. This chapter suggests that adequate moral motivation can be found in secular sources, endorsing in particular ... More


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