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The Reasons of the Commandments: Rational Tradition without Natural Law

Jonathan A. Jacobs

in Reason, Religion, and Natural Law: From Plato to Spinoza

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199767175
eISBN:
9780199979592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199767175.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Maimonides (and other Jewish thinkers) developed a view in which ethical judgments are understood as rationally justifiable but fulfillment of the requirements of tradition is needed in order to ... More


Reduction vs. Elimination

Michael Slote

in From Morality to Virtue

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195093926
eISBN:
9780199833689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195093925.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Most utilitarianism is reductionist in character, reducing virtue and morality to terms of human or sentient well‐being; but an eliminative form of utilitarianism that simply refuses to make moral ... More


Virtue in Friends and Citizens

Michael Slote

in From Morality to Virtue

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195093926
eISBN:
9780199833689
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195093925.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The value of personal relationships and of political involvement can be understood in virtue‐ethical terms, but it is not clear that a good friend who prefers his friends is morally superior to ... More


Aristotle's Dialogue with Socrates: On the "Nicomachean Ethics"

Ronna Burger

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226080505
eISBN:
9780226080543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226080543.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

What is the good life for a human being? Aristotle's exploration of this question in the Nicomachean Ethics has established it as a founding work of Western philosophy, though its teachings have long ... More


Caring and Knowing: Ethical, Epistemic, and Political Agency

Vrinda Dalmiya

in Caring to Know: Comparative Care Ethics, Feminist Epistemology, and the Mahābhārata

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199464760
eISBN:
9780199086948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464760.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Remaining objections to care and virtue-theoretic knowing are mitigated by appealing to the resources in each other. Epistemic agency is thus interwoven with ethical agency (and vice versa) thus ... More


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