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Conclusion

Valerie Tiberius

in The Reflective Life: Living Wisely With Our Limits

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199202867
eISBN:
9780191707988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202867.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This concluding chapter begins with a discussion of the major aims of the book, which are to explore the contribution to living well made by us, by articulating the nature of reflective wisdom; and ... More


Introduction

Valerie Tiberius

in The Reflective Life: Living Wisely With Our Limits

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199202867
eISBN:
9780191707988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202867.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of how one can live well. It presents account of how to live — the Reflective Wisdom Account — which says that to live well, we should develop the ... More


Normativity and Ethical Theory

Valerie Tiberius

in The Reflective Life: Living Wisely With Our Limits

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199202867
eISBN:
9780191707988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202867.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter takes up a challenge to the very idea that the Reflective Wisdom Account constitutes a normative, action-guiding theory of how to live. It argues that the fact that the reasons we have ... More


Perspective

Valerie Tiberius

in The Reflective Life: Living Wisely With Our Limits

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199202867
eISBN:
9780191707988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202867.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The ability to bring our thoughts, feelings, and actions in line with our values is called the virtue of perspective. This chapter provides two examples of perspective in order to give an intuitive ... More


Aristotle on Eudaimonia

A. W. Price

in Virtue and Reason in Plato and Aristotle

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609611
eISBN:
9780191731846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609611.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Eudaimonia as the final goal of action is abstract, being equivalent to ‘acting well’. We should not view it as the totality of the goods that a life contains, which leads to ... More


Nietzsche’s Normative Theory? The Art and Skill of Living Well

Peter Railton

in Nietzsche, Naturalism, and Normativity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199583676
eISBN:
9780191745294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583676.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

A satisfactory interpretation of Nietzsche's complex writings should help us see whether a coherent and distinctive normative theory is to be found there. At least four serious problems confront the ... More


Nietzsche's Affirmative Ethics

Robert C. Solomon

in Living with Nietzsche: What the Great "Immoralist" has to Teach Us

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195160147
eISBN:
9780199835065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195160142.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Nietzsche is often considered “the great destroyer,” a harsh critic with nothing positive to put in the place of what he tries to destroy (morality, Christianity). In other words, he is considered a ... More


From Theology to Ethics

A. A. Long

in Epictetus: A Stoic and Socratic Guide to Life

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199245567
eISBN:
9780191597923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245568.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Like earlier Stoics, Epictetus views the goal of ethics as life in accordance with nature, but he gives that goal distinctively theonomic foundations. His conception of happiness is explored, ... More


PLOTINUS, ENNEAD 1. 4 AS CRITIQUE OF EARLIER EUDAIMONISM

A. A. LONG

in Virtue and Happiness: Essays in Honour of Julia Annas

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199646043
eISBN:
9780191743368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646043.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The main purpose of this chapter is not to present a comprehensive account of human happiness. Plotinus, aims, rather, to show other philosophers, especially Aristotelians and Stoics, that their many ... More


Living Well Now and in the Future: Why Sustainability Matters

Randall Curren and Ellen Metzger

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262036009
eISBN:
9780262339100
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036009.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The aim of this book is to provide an introduction to sustainability that does not simply synthesize diverse ideas about sustainability from a variety of fields, but is systematic, probing, and above ... More


Sustainability Ethics and Justice

Randall Curren and Ellen Metzger

in Living Well Now and in the Future: Why Sustainability Matters

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262036009
eISBN:
9780262339100
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036009.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter identifies the basic elements of an ethic of sustainability, showing how principles of sustainability ethics can be derived from core commitments of common morality to respect others as ... More


Concluding Questions

Steven M. Cahn and Christine Vitrano

in Happiness and Goodness: Philosophical Reflections on Living Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172400
eISBN:
9780231539364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172400.003.0024
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers two fictional cases involving Pat, a successful philosopher who is happily married and enjoys playing bridge and the cello, and Lee, who did not attend college but is ... More


Living Well

Steven M. Cahn and Christine Vitrano

in Happiness and Goodness: Philosophical Reflections on Living Well

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231172400
eISBN:
9780231539364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172400.003.0022
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines the views of Epicurus and Koheleth about living well. Epicurus and Koheleth both urge acting ethically. Epicurus understands justice to be “a pledge of mutual advantage to ... More


Achieving environmental justice: A cross-national analysis

Karen Bell

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447305941
eISBN:
9781447302933
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305941.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Environmental justice aspires to a healthy environment for all, as well as fair and inclusive processes of environmental decision-making. In order to develop successful strategies to achieve this, it ... More


‘Recuperating all that we have lost and forgotten’: environmental justice in the Plurinational State of Bolivia (Bolivia)

Karen Bell

in Achieving environmental justice: A cross-national analysis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447305941
eISBN:
9781447302933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305941.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

Discussions of environmental justice in Bolivia tend not to focus on the siting of hazardous waste and processing facilities, as in the United States and Europe, but, rather, to emphasise issues such ... More


Deep Equality in an Era of Religious Diversity

Lori G. Beaman

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198803485
eISBN:
9780191841682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803485.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

While religious conflict receives plenty of attention, the everyday negotiation of religious diversity does not. Questions of how to accommodate religious minorities and of the limits of tolerance ... More


Conclusion: Getting to Deep Equality

Lori G. Beaman

in Deep Equality in an Era of Religious Diversity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198803485
eISBN:
9780191841682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803485.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Drawing on a range of sources including the animated film of William Kentridge, Kenneth Gergen’s work on complex futures and the role of social scientists, and Tony Kushner’s play Angels in America, ... More


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