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Skilled and Virtuous Action

Julia Annas

in Intelligent Virtue

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199228782
eISBN:
9780191725524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228782.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Ways in which virtue, like a practical skill, is not routine. In both the need to learn is united to the drive to aspire; the latter is marked by seeking understanding of what you are doing, learning ... More


Credo: Credo virtutem nec unam nec omnipotentam

Gopal Sreenivasan

in Emotion and Virtue

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691134550
eISBN:
9780691208701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134550.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the role that emotion plays in virtue, emphasizing that acting virtuously is the central and most important dimension of virtue. It analyses the centrality of roles in virtue ... More


Moral Goodness

W. D. Ross

in The Right and the Good

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252657
eISBN:
9780191598333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252653.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This is the last of five chapters on good, and examines moral goodness. Ross explains the concept of morally good as either being a certain sort of character or being related in one of certain ... More


Passion and the Two Sides of Virtue

in Confronting Aristotle's Ethics: Ancient and Modern Morality

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226283982
eISBN:
9780226284019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284019.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter shows that virtue, the good condition of the soul, is the power to perform for their own sake virtuous actions, which have the right relation to both internal and external goods. We ... More


Emotion and Virtue

Gopal Sreenivasan

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780691134550
eISBN:
9780691208701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134550.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

What must a person be like to possess a virtue in full measure? What sort of psychological constitution does one need to be an exemplar of compassion, say, or of courage? Focusing on these two ... More


Know-How and Acts of Faith

Paulina Sliwa

in Knowledge, Belief, and God: New Insights in Religious Epistemology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198798705
eISBN:
9780191848469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798705.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

The topic of this chapter is the nature of faith. When we have faith, we perform acts of faith: we share our secrets, rely on other’s judgment, refrain from going through our partner’s emails, and so ... More


Reforming Political Economy

in Reforming Philosophy: A Victorian Debate on Science and Society

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226767338
eISBN:
9780226767352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226767352.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter discusses Whewell's politics. Mill believed that Whewell's philosophy was the paradigmatic example of an antireformist view justifying the current status quo. But Whewell's actual ... More


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