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Conclusion

Valerie Tiberius

in The Reflective Life: Living Wisely With Our Limits

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199202867
eISBN:
9780191707988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202867.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This concluding chapter begins with a discussion of the major aims of the book, which are to explore the contribution to living well made by us, by articulating the nature of reflective wisdom; and ... More


Introduction

Valerie Tiberius

in The Reflective Life: Living Wisely With Our Limits

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199202867
eISBN:
9780191707988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202867.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of how one can live well. It presents account of how to live — the Reflective Wisdom Account — which says that to live well, we should develop the ... More


Normativity and Ethical Theory

Valerie Tiberius

in The Reflective Life: Living Wisely With Our Limits

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199202867
eISBN:
9780191707988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202867.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter takes up a challenge to the very idea that the Reflective Wisdom Account constitutes a normative, action-guiding theory of how to live. It argues that the fact that the reasons we have ... More


Perspective

Valerie Tiberius

in The Reflective Life: Living Wisely With Our Limits

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199202867
eISBN:
9780191707988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202867.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The ability to bring our thoughts, feelings, and actions in line with our values is called the virtue of perspective. This chapter provides two examples of perspective in order to give an intuitive ... More


Aristotle on Eudaimonia

A. W. Price

in Virtue and Reason in Plato and Aristotle

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609611
eISBN:
9780191731846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609611.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Eudaimonia as the final goal of action is abstract, being equivalent to ‘acting well’. We should not view it as the totality of the goods that a life contains, which leads to ... More


Nietzsche’s Normative Theory? The Art and Skill of Living Well

Peter Railton

in Nietzsche, Naturalism, and Normativity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199583676
eISBN:
9780191745294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583676.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

A satisfactory interpretation of Nietzsche's complex writings should help us see whether a coherent and distinctive normative theory is to be found there. At least four serious problems confront the ... More


PLOTINUS, ENNEAD 1. 4 AS CRITIQUE OF EARLIER EUDAIMONISM

A. A. LONG

in Virtue and Happiness: Essays in Honour of Julia Annas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646043
eISBN:
9780191743368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646043.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The main purpose of this chapter is not to present a comprehensive account of human happiness. Plotinus, aims, rather, to show other philosophers, especially Aristotelians and Stoics, that their many ... More


Concluding Questions

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/9780231172400.003.0024
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers two fictional cases involving Pat, a successful philosopher who is happily married and enjoys playing bridge and the cello, and Lee, who did not attend college but is ... More


Nietzsche's Affirmative Ethics

Robert C. Solomon

in Living with Nietzsche: What the Great "Immoralist" has to Teach Us

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195160147
eISBN:
9780199835065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195160142.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Nietzsche is often considered “the great destroyer,” a harsh critic with nothing positive to put in the place of what he tries to destroy (morality, Christianity). In other words, he is considered a ... More


From Theology to Ethics

A. A. Long

in Epictetus: A Stoic and Socratic Guide to Life

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245567
eISBN:
9780191597923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245568.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Like earlier Stoics, Epictetus views the goal of ethics as life in accordance with nature, but he gives that goal distinctively theonomic foundations. His conception of happiness is explored, ... More


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