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Can Virtue Be Taught?

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/9780199207510.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter sketches a map of the ground to be covered in education for virtue, organized around a progression of three types of tasks of moral education. It is argued that society is pretty ... More


Labyrinth of Pure Reflection / Kafka

in The Problem of Distraction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804775380
eISBN:
9780804778978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804775380.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter examines Franz Kafka's thoughts on the concept of distraction. It explains that Kafka questioned the ethical status of a principle of distraction and argued that if the principle were ... More


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