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A Theory of Virtue: Excellence in Being for the Good

Robert Merrihew Adams

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199207510
eISBN:
9780191708824
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207510.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This book offers a systematic, comprehensive framework for thinking about the moral evaluation of character. Many recent attempts to stake out a place in moral philosophy for this concern define ... More


Seneca on the Self: Why Now?

A. A. Long

in From Epicurus to Epictetus: Studies in Hellenistic and Roman Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199279128
eISBN:
9780191706769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279128.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In urging himself and Lucilius to cultivate a ‘good mentality’ (bona mens), Seneca's principal point is that objective human excellence and authentic happiness depend intrinsically and essentially on ... More


Excellence in Being for the Good

Robert Merrihew Adams

in A Theory of Virtue: Excellence in Being for the Good

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199207510
eISBN:
9780191708824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207510.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Virtue, comprehensively considered, is intrinsic excellence of persisting moral character, and excellence of moral character must be excellence in being for what is good. This chapter elaborates the ... More


Virtue and its Benefits

Robert Merrihew Adams

in A Theory of Virtue: Excellence in Being for the Good

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199207510
eISBN:
9780191708824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207510.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The principal current alternative to defining virtue in terms of its intrinsic excellence is defining it in terms of its benefits. This chapter argues that a trait's being generally beneficial is not ... More


Altruism

Robert Merrihew Adams

in A Theory of Virtue: Excellence in Being for the Good

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199207510
eISBN:
9780191708824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207510.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Finding an appropriate way of evaluating altruistic benevolence is a crucial test of a theory of virtue as a sort of intrinsic excellence. Some may think that altruism is sufficiently commended by ... More


Moral Frailty and Moral Luck

Robert Merrihew Adams

in A Theory of Virtue: Excellence in Being for the Good

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199207510
eISBN:
9780191708824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207510.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Psychological experiments and other empirical data seem to show that good traits of character (even if real) are frail, rather easily overcome by some types of temptation, and are dependent on social ... More


Knowledge

David Wolfsdorf

in Trials of Reason: Plato and the Crafting of Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195327328
eISBN:
9780199870646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327328.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This argues for a strict identification of the putative parts of excellence with the knowledge of the good. Knowledge itself is identified with a kind of psychological power (dunamis), the good is ... More


Musical Excellence: Strategies and Techniques to Enhance Performance

Aaron Williamon (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198525356
eISBN:
9780191689345
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525356.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This book offers new perspectives and practical guidance for enhancing performance and managing the stress that typically accompanies performance situations. Specific recommendations are provided ... More


Content and Outlook

Simon Hornblower

in Thucydides and Pindar: Historical Narrative and the World of Epinikian Poetry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199249190
eISBN:
9780191719424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199249190.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines certain central, non-athletic themes and preoccupations of both Pindar and Thucydides. Topics covered include their use of the word hēsychia, Pindar and kingship theory, Pindar ... More


First Art and Art's Definition

Stephen Davies

in Philosophical Perspectives on Art

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199202423
eISBN:
9780191708541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202423.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

To be complete, theories that define art recursively in terms of some relation between present art and past art must provide an account of the first artworks, since these had no predecessors. The ... More


The Case for Greatness: Honorable Ambition and Its Critics

Robert Faulkner

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300123937
eISBN:
9780300150278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300123937.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book examines political ambition, good and bad, paying particular attention to honorable ambition. The book contends that too many modern accounts of leadership slight such things as ... More


Assessing evidence and prioritizing clinical and public health guidance recommendations: the NICE way

Peter Littlejohns, Kalipso Chalkidou, Jeremy Wyatt, and Steven D Pearson

in Evidence-based Public Health: Effectiveness and efficiency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563623
eISBN:
9780191722554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563623.003.022
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is the independent organization responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health, and preventing and treating ill ... More


Social values in developing public health guidance

Nick Doyle

in Evidence-based Public Health: Effectiveness and efficiency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563623
eISBN:
9780191722554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563623.003.023
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) took on responsibility for producing public health guidance relatively recently. This means that it has had to accommodate a new ... More


A nudge in the right direction: developing guidance on changing behaviour

Catherine Swann, Lesley Owen, Chris Carmona, Michael P Kelly, Clare Wohlgemuth, and Jane Huntley

in Evidence-based Public Health: Effectiveness and efficiency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563623
eISBN:
9780191722554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563623.003.024
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

In 2005, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) was asked by the Department of Health to develop guidance on the effectiveness of different approaches and models aimed at ... More


Promoting the emotional and social well-being of children in primary education: evidence-based guidance

Amanda Killoran, Antony Morgan, and Jagroo James

in Evidence-based Public Health: Effectiveness and efficiency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563623
eISBN:
9780191722554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563623.003.025
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter summarizes the recommendations made by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) to raise standards in the programmes and activities used to promote the social and ... More


What environmental changes can increase physical activity?

Hugo Crombie, Amanda Killoran, and Bhash Naidoo

in Evidence-based Public Health: Effectiveness and efficiency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563623
eISBN:
9780191722554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563623.003.026
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the development of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) public health guidance on physical activity and the environment. The guidance was aimed at ... More


Developing evidence-based guidance for health technologies: the NICE experience

David Barnett,, Andrew Stevens,, Meindert Boysen,, and Carole Longson

in Evidence-based Public Health: Effectiveness and efficiency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563623
eISBN:
9780191722554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563623.003.027
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) approach to appraisal of health care technologies was established in 1999 on the basis of three guiding principles: to provide ... More


Supporting implementation of public health guidance: NICE experience

Val Moore, Nick Baillie, Annie Coppel, and Julie Royce

in Evidence-based Public Health: Effectiveness and efficiency

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563623
eISBN:
9780191722554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563623.003.028
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) strategy for supporting implementation of published guidance and builds on the guidance development process. ... More


Setting the Theme and Illuminating Its Meaning 《開宗明義章》‎1

Henry Rosemont and Roger T. Ames

in The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence: A Philosophical Translation of the Xiaojing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832841
eISBN:
9780824869953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832841.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter presents a brief conversation between Confucius and Master Zeng that sets the theme for the Classic of Family Reverence and extols the virtue of family reverence in both its personal and ... More


The Three Powers and Resources 《三才章》‎

Henry Rosemont and Roger T. Ames

in The Chinese Classic of Family Reverence: A Philosophical Translation of the Xiaojing

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832841
eISBN:
9780824869953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832841.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In this chapter, Confucius and Master Zeng are talking about how family reverence links together the tripartite dimensions of the dao—that is, the intersection of the way of tian, the way of the ... More


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