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Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child's Moral Imagination

Vigen Guroian

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152647
eISBN:
9780199849192
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152647.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

As the popularity of William Bennett's Book of Virtues attests, parents are turning more and more to children's literature to help instill values in their children. This book provides the perfect ... More


Plato's Ethics

Terence Irwin

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195086454
eISBN:
9780199833306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195086457.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book is an evolution of Plato’s Moral Theory where Irwin presented for the first time his personal interpretation of Plato’s ethics. The aim of this book is to demonstrate that Plato’s rejection ... More


Virtues and Vices

Jonathan Barnes and Anthony Kenny (eds)

in Aristotle's Ethics: Writings from the Complete Works

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158464
eISBN:
9781400852369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158464.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In this English translation of Virtues and Vices, the discussion offers definitions of the virtues and the vices, their characteristics and concomitants, and their general effect. The author begins ... More


Introduction

Jonathan Barnes and Anthony Kenny (eds)

in Aristotle's Ethics: Writings from the Complete Works

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158464
eISBN:
9781400852369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158464.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book presents the English translations of four texts, written by or attributed to Aristotle, that offer insights into his ethics: Eudemian Ethics, Nicomachean Ethics, Magna Moralia, and Virtues ... More


John of Salisbury and the medieval Roman renaissance

Irene O'Daly

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526109491
eISBN:
9781526132338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109491.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

John of Salisbury (c. 1120–80) is a key figure of the twelfth-century renaissance. A student at the cosmopolitan schools of medieval Paris, an associate of Thomas Becket and an acute commentator on ... More


Platonic Love

Terence Irwin

in Plato's Ethics

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195086454
eISBN:
9780199833306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195086457.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The main goal of chapter 18 is to emphasise the importance of love in the Republic but also more generally in Plato’s ethics. To begin with, it is considered how love is able to fill the gap between ... More


Reason and Virtue

Terence Irwin

in Plato's Ethics

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195086454
eISBN:
9780199833306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195086457.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The last chapter analyses how Plato’s ethical views are developed in the later dialogues (the Philebus, the Statesman, and the Laws). In the last dialogue Plato tries to harmonise the different ... More


Socrates' Arguments About the Virtues

Terence Irwin

in Plato's Ethics

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195086454
eISBN:
9780199833306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195086457.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The main task of chapter 3 is to consider how Socrates regards virtues. To start with, the aporetic character of Plato’s early dialogues is recalled. Then, it is investigated why Socrates refuses to ... More


The Protagoras

Terence Irwin

in Plato's Ethics

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195086454
eISBN:
9780199833306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195086457.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Chapter 6 offers a detailed analysis of the Protagoras conceived as the first dialogue in which Plato starts to reflect on the failure of the early dialogues and to provide definitive solutions to ... More


Implications of The Gorgias

Terence Irwin

in Plato's Ethics

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195086454
eISBN:
9780199833306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195086457.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Chapter 8 contains a detailed discussion of the consequences that may be inferred by the doctrines discussed in the Gorgias. The position of the Gorgias recalls that of the Protagoras. Then, it is ... More


. Liberty and the Virtues of Commerce

Christopher J. Berry

in The Idea of Commercial Society in the Scottish Enlightenment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748645329
eISBN:
9780748693788
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748645329.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

How commercial society functions –its operating principles and motivations- is the backdrop to the Scots’ moral philosophy. That commerce appeared to ‘work’ on the assumption of self-interest did not ... More


Liberal Advocacy and Neoliberal Rule: On McCloskey’s Ambivalence

Stephen G. Engelmann

in Humanism Challenges Materialism in Economics and Economic History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226429588
eISBN:
9780226429618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226429618.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

In the twentieth century and beyond, market libertarians have consistently identified themselves with classical liberalism while contributing to the formation and justification of neoliberalism. They ... More


Moderation and the virtuous life

Irene O'Daly

in John of Salisbury and the medieval Roman renaissance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526109491
eISBN:
9781526132338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109491.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter looks at a fundamental aspect of John’s recommendations for life in the political sphere, namely the role played by moderation - a moderation that is heavily influenced by Roman Stoic ... More


Divided We Stand: WILLIAM J. BENNETT (1995), The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories

Martha C. Nussbaum

in Philosophical Interventions: Reviews 1986-2011

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199777853
eISBN:
9780190267612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199777853.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter reviews The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories (1995), by William J. Bennett. According to Aristotle, we learn good character by starting with good “habits,” not mindless ... More


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