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Deadly Vices

Gabriele Taylor

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198235804
eISBN:
9780191604058
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235801.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This book focuses on the vices, which in Christian theology were most commonly selected as bringing death to the soul. These are sloth, envy, avarice, pride, anger, lust, and gluttony. The ... More


‘Capital Vices’

Gabriele Taylor

in Deadly Vices

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198235804
eISBN:
9780191604058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235801.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The characterization of the vices as ‘deadly’ has been explained in terms of the fatal harm they bring to those who possess them. Little has as yet been said about their effect on others, though ... More


The Professors

A. H. Halsey

in A History of Sociology in Britain: Science, Literature, and Society

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199266609
eISBN:
9780191601019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266603.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The aim of this chapter is to look at the British sociological professoriate, describing its changing composition as it expanded, its career patterns, productivity, attitudes towards teaching and ... More


Confusion and Fragmentation

Melchisedec TÖrÖnen

in Union and Distinction in the Thought of St Maximus the Confessor

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199296118
eISBN:
9780191712258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296118.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Examines the situation of humanity in its fallen state. Confusion and fragmentation, passions and individualism prevail. Vices, self-love, and gnome divide the one humanity.


Virtue, Vice, and Value

Thomas Hurka

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137163
eISBN:
9780199833283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137167.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What are virtue and vice, and how do they relate to other moral properties such as goodness and rightness? This book defends a perfectionist account of virtue and vice that gives distinctive answers ... More


Virtues and Vices: and other essays in moral philosophy

Philippa Foot

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252862
eISBN:
9780191597435
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252866.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This collection of essays, written between 1957 and 1977, contains discussions of the moral philosophy of David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Nietzsche, and some modern philosophers. It presents ... More


Wickedness and Vices

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/9780199207510.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter rejects the notion of absolute evil and argues that even Satanic wickedness cannot be understood as unqualified opposition to all goods. Badness of character is found in the way one ... More


Introduction: Vices and Virtue‐Theory

Gabriele Taylor

in Deadly Vices

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198235804
eISBN:
9780191604058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235801.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the vices considered in this essay, namely, sloth, envy, avarice, pride, anger, lust, and gluttony. It argues that these so-called ‘deadly sins’ ... More


‘Deadly Sins’

Gabriele Taylor

in Deadly Vices

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198235804
eISBN:
9780191604058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235801.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores the particular vice of acedia or sloth. Sloth is a paralyzing vice, with the slothful carrying the burden of a useless self. Awareness of this condition explains occurrent moods ... More


Pride and Anger

Gabriele Taylor

in Deadly Vices

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198235804
eISBN:
9780191604058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235801.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Pride is vice which most patently involves consciousness of self and self-evaluation. The assessment of its nature and implicit harm will depend on the features of the self set out in the preceding ... More


Interconnections

Gabriele Taylor

in Deadly Vices

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198235804
eISBN:
9780191604058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235801.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The structural similarities between the different vices means that there will be overlaps between them, or that those in the grip of one of these vices should also naturally be exposed to another. ... More


Countervailing Virtues

Gabriele Taylor

in Deadly Vices

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780198235804
eISBN:
9780191604058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198235801.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The vicious are self-destructive in their attitude towards themselves. A countervailing virtue should then be, in some way, a good to that self; where the vices destroy and corrupt, a countervailing ... More


Arrogance and Related Vices

Voula Tsouna

in The Ethics of Philodemus

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199292172
eISBN:
9780191711770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292172.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines On Arrogance, which is probably the full title of the tenth book of Philodemus' On Vices. The discussion proceeds as follows. The first section presents Philodemus' outline of ... More


“Just the Facts, Ma'am”: Musical Style Change and Markedness in the Police Drama

Ron Rodman

in Tuning In: American Narrative Television Music

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195340242
eISBN:
9780199863778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340242.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

Using the notion of musical style topics (Agawu 1992, Ratner 1980, and Monelle 2000), this chapter traces the evolution of musical style and its effect on meaning in the genre of the police drama. ... More


Palin Effect

JEFFREY C. ALEXANDER

in The Performance of Politics: Obama's Victory and the Democratic Struggle for Power

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199744466
eISBN:
9780199944163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744466.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

At no point during the 2008 election campaign did the John McCain image generate much dramatic force. When Steven Schmidt assumed control over image making in early summer, even he could not liven up ... More


Sartre: An Existentialist in the Underworld

Joseph Frank

in Responses to Modernity: Essays in the Politics of Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239252
eISBN:
9780823239290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239252.003.0010
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Jean-Paul Sartre's treatise Saint Genet, comédien et martyr (1952) is one of the strangest books ever to be written by a reputable philosopher. It is about a far more outlandish figure than Immanuel ... More


Moral Psychology, Revelation, and Virtue

Jonathan Jacobs

in Law, Reason, and Morality in Medieval Jewish Philosophy: Sadia Gaon, Bahya ibn Pakuda, and Moses Maimonides

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199542833
eISBN:
9780191594359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542833.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Here we turn to some issues of moral psychology profoundly impacted by the conception of free will. In particular, the chapter discusses the nature and significance of repentance. This is vitally ... More


Hume's Morality: Feeling and Fabrication

Rachel Cohon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199268443
eISBN:
9780191708565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268443.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book interprets the moral philosophy of David Hume, focusing on two areas: his metaethics and the artificial virtues. The book first reinterprets Hume's claim that moral distinctions are not ... More


The Ethics of Philodemus

Voula Tsouna

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199292172
eISBN:
9780191711770
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199292172.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book presents a study of the ethics of the Epicurean philosopher Philodemus, who taught Virgil, influenced Horace, and was praised by Cicero. His works have only recently become available to ... More


The Thief of Time: Philosophical Essays on Procrastination

Chrisoula Andreou and Mark D. White (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195376685
eISBN:
9780199776306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195376685.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

When we fail to achieve our goals, procrastination is often the culprit. But how exactly is procrastination to be understood? It has been described as imprudent, irrational, inconsistent, and even ... More


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