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Psychological Eudaimonism: A Reading of Aristotle

John Davenport

in Will as Commitment and Resolve: An Existential Account of Creativity, Love, Virtue, and Happiness

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225750
eISBN:
9780823235896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225750.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter focuses on Aristotle's eudaimonism as a case study and argues that when eudaimonia in the Nicomachean Ethics is understood as holistically including all other ... More


The Paradox of Eudaimonism: An Existential Critique

John Davenport

in Will as Commitment and Resolve: An Existential Account of Creativity, Love, Virtue, and Happiness

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225750
eISBN:
9780823235896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225750.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The Transmission principle and the weak erosiac thesis provide the psychological basis for Aristotle's eudaimonism. Yet when he tries to work out a conception of virtue, ... More


Will as Commitment and Resolve: An Existential Account of Creativity, Love, Virtue, and Happiness

John J. Davenport

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225750
eISBN:
9780823235896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225750.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In contemporary philosophy, the will is often regarded as a sheer philosophical fiction. In this book, the author argues not only that the will is the central power of human agency ... More


Is the Ethical Eudaimonism of Saint Thomas Too Self-Centered?

W. Norris Clarke, SJ

in The Creative Retrieval of Saint Thomas Aquinas: Essays in Thomistic Philosophy, New and Old

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229284
eISBN:
9780823236671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229284.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter answers the question: Is the ethical eudaimonism of Saint Thomas too self-centered? This criticism of the teleological approach of Saint Thomas deserves careful reflection on the part of ... More


Radical Evil and Projective Strength of Will

John Davenport

in Will as Commitment and Resolve: An Existential Account of Creativity, Love, Virtue, and Happiness

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225750
eISBN:
9780823235896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225750.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines radical evil by focusing on Aristotle's account of vice as weakness or ignorance. There are two problems here: psychological eudaimonism reduces evil ... More


Scotus and Kant: The Moral Will and Its Limits

John Davenport

in Will as Commitment and Resolve: An Existential Account of Creativity, Love, Virtue, and Happiness

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225750
eISBN:
9780823235896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225750.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter argues that medieval critics of Thomism began to see the free will in which virtues develop as having the power to generate moral motivation. Immanuel Kant ... More


Existential Psychology and Intrinsic Motivation: Deci, Maslow, and Frankl

John Davenport

in Will as Commitment and Resolve: An Existential Account of Creativity, Love, Virtue, and Happiness

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225750
eISBN:
9780823235896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225750.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

In models of divine creativity, agape, and moral motivation in John Duns Scotus, Immanuel Kant, and Anders Nygren, we find both precedent and evidence for the existential ... More


Introduction

John Davenport

in Will as Commitment and Resolve: An Existential Account of Creativity, Love, Virtue, and Happiness

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225750
eISBN:
9780823235896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225750.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Focusing on the most influential historical accounts of motivation, as well as closely related questions in moral theory and religion, this book considers dilemmas ... More


The Erosiac Structure of Desire in Plato and Aristotle

John Davenport

in Will as Commitment and Resolve: An Existential Account of Creativity, Love, Virtue, and Happiness

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225750
eISBN:
9780823235896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225750.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter explores how an investigation of the Greek “erosiac” model of motivation supports the main argument for the existential conception of the striving will. It ... More


Contemporary Solutions to the Paradox and Their Problems

John Davenport

in Will as Commitment and Resolve: An Existential Account of Creativity, Love, Virtue, and Happiness

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225750
eISBN:
9780823235896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225750.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Beginning with two commentaries on Aristotle, this chapter focuses on themes in neo-Aristotelian virtue ethics, including Alasdair MacIntyre's accounts of practices and ... More


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