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Burdened Virtues: Virtue Ethics for Liberatory Struggles

Lisa Tessman

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195179149
eISBN:
9780199835782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195179145.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Lisa Tessman’s Burdened Virtues: Virtue Ethics for Liberatory Struggles engages questions central to feminist theory and practice, from the perspective of Aristotelian ethics. Focused primarily on ... More


The Retrieval of Ethics

Talbot Brewer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199557882
eISBN:
9780191720918
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557882.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The virtue ethics movement in recent philosophical ethics can usefully be divided into two quite separate streams of thought. Some have turned to the texts of Plato and Aristotle for new answers to ... More


The Aristotelian Ethics in Antiquity

Anthony Kenny

in The Aristotelian Ethics: A study of the relationship between the Eudemian and Nicomachean ethics of Aristotle

Published in print:
1978
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245544
eISBN:
9780191680878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245544.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses two of the three Aristotelian Ethics, which are the Eudemian Ethics and the Nicomachean Ethics. The Nicomachean Ethics have been considered as the ethics of Aristotle for many ... More


The Finnis Reconstruction

Anthony J. Lisska

in Aquinas’s Theory of Natural Law: An Analytic Reconstruction

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269670
eISBN:
9780191683732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269670.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines philosopher John Finnis' attempted reconstruction of natural law moral theory. It suggests that Finnis has undercut the functional view of Aristotelian ethics by suggesting that ... More


Aquinas’s Theory of Natural Law: An Analytic Reconstruction

Anthony J. Lisska

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269670
eISBN:
9780191683732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269670.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This new critique of Aquinas' theory of natural law presents an incisive, new analysis of the central themes and relevant texts in the Summa Theologiae, which became the classical canon for natural ... More


The Renewed Interest in Natural Law Theory

Anthony J. Lisska

in Aquinas’s Theory of Natural Law: An Analytic Reconstruction

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269670
eISBN:
9780191683732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269670.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the renewed interest in natural law theory in general and the natural law canon proposed by Thomas Aquinas in Summa ... More


Partiality and the Virtues

John Cottingham

in How Should One Live?: Essays on the Virtues

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198752349
eISBN:
9780191597251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198752342.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Argues that the ethical excellences unfolded in the classical Aristotelian conception of the virtuous life presupposes a pre‐existing network of partialistic preferences, and that its resulting ... More


Happiness in the Aristotelian Ethics

Anthony Kenny

in The Aristotelian Ethics: A study of the relationship between the Eudemian and Nicomachean ethics of Aristotle

Published in print:
1978
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245544
eISBN:
9780191680878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245544.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses happiness in the Nicomachean Ethics, the Eudemian Ethics, and the Aristotelian Ethics. While the references to happiness in the Aristotelian Ethics are brief and at times ... More


Wisdom in the Aristotelian Ethics

Anthony Kenny

in The Aristotelian Ethics: A study of the relationship between the Eudemian and Nicomachean ethics of Aristotle

Published in print:
1978
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245544
eISBN:
9780191680878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245544.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses a study that looks separately at the phronesis-theory of each of the three treatises. It also compares the phronēsis-theory of the Aristotelian Ethics with that of the ... More


Platonic Love and Aristotelian Ethics in Alessandro Piccolomini’s Institutione (1542)

Eleanor Webb

in Harmony and Contrast: Plato and Aristotle in the Early Modern Period

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197267295
eISBN:
9780191965128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197267295.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Alessandro Piccolomini (1508-1579) drove the most ambitious programme of vernacular philosophical writing and translation of the sixteenth century. Among the earliest of these works, the Institutione ... More


The Aristotelian Ethics in Antiquity

Anthony Kenny

in The Aristotelian Ethics: A Study of the Relationship between the Eudemian and Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198790938
eISBN:
9780191836282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198790938.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter discusses two of the three Aristotelian Ethics, which are the Eudemian Ethics and the Nicomachean Ethics. The Nicomachean Ethics have been considered as the ethics of Aristotle for many ... More


Introduction

Robert B. Louden

in Morality and Moral Theory: A Reappraisal and Reaffirmation

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195072921
eISBN:
9780199852925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072921.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Contemporary philosophers have grown increasingly skeptical towards both morality and moral theory. The skepticism concerning morality stems from the argument that moral considerations are not always ... More


Recovered Goods: Durkheimian Sociology as Virtue Ethics

Philip S. Gorski

in The Post-Secular in Question: Religion in Contemporary Society

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738726
eISBN:
9780814738733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738726.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines what Émile Durkheim could have meant by his statement that sociology is a “moral science” and whether the project it implied is a defensible one. Durkheim's goal was not only to ... More


Prepositions, Adverbs, and Pronouns in the Ethical Treatises

Anthony Kenny

in The Aristotelian Ethics: A study of the relationship between the Eudemian and Nicomachean ethics of Aristotle

Published in print:
1978
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198245544
eISBN:
9780191680878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198245544.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter discusses the style of ethical treatises in the three ethical books of Aristotle: the Nicomachean Ethics, the Eudemian Ethics, and the Aristotelian Ethics. It pays particular attention ... More


First Person Virtue Ethics and the Anthropology of Morality

Cheryl Mattingly

in Moral Laboratories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520281196
eISBN:
9780520959538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281196.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Chapter 2 elaborates what is entailed in a first-person version of virtue ethics in an explicitly debating style. It argues that it is important to look at the contrasts between a first-person virtue ... More


Supererogation and Virtue

Roger Crisp

in Oxford Studies in Normative Ethics: Volume 3

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199685905
eISBN:
9780191765803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685905.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter concerns whether the best account of virtue will involve the idea that an agent can ‘go beyond’ duty in a morally praiseworthy way. The chapter begins by outlining Henry Sidgwick’s view ... More


Introduction: The Basic View

Christine Swanton

in Target Centred Virtue Ethics

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198861676
eISBN:
9780191893629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861676.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The Introduction summarizes the basic tenets of Target Centred Virtue Ethics. It begins with an account of the fundamental concepts of virtue ethics in general and shows that virtue ethics is a ... More


Is Neo-Aristotelian Supererogation Even Possible?

Rebecca Stangl

in Neither Heroes nor Saints: Ordinary Virtue, Extraordinary Virtue, and Self-Cultivation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197508459
eISBN:
9780197508466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197508459.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter considers and responds to five objections to the internal coherence of a neo-Aristotelian account of supererogation. I particular, it considers the objections that the account is ... More


Neo-Aristotelian Supererogation

Rebecca Stangl

in Neither Heroes nor Saints: Ordinary Virtue, Extraordinary Virtue, and Self-Cultivation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197508459
eISBN:
9780197508466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197508459.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter develops and defends the following neo-Aristotelian account of supererogation: An action is supererogatory iff it is overall virtuous and either (1) the omission of an overall virtuous ... More


Introduction

S. Min Chun

in Ethics and Biblical Narrative: A Literary and Discourse-Analytical Approach to the Story of Josiah

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199688968
eISBN:
9780191768071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688968.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

The Introduction outlines the aims, the object of the research, the methodology, the scope, and the limit of the book. The aims of the book are to propose a methodological framework for an ethical ... More


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