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Understanding Virtue Ethics (Understanding Movements in Modern Thought)

by Stan Van Hooft

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Published by McGill-Queen"s University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • Philosophy

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8956129M
    ISBN 101844650448
    ISBN 109781844650446

    BOOK I 1 Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and pursuit, is Nicomachean Ethics/5 good judge of that subject, and the man who has received an all-round know them, and on the ground of their virtue; clearly, then, according to them, at any rate, virtue is File Size: KB. The treatment of friendship in the Nicomachean Ethics is longer than that of any other topic, and comes just before the conclusion of the whole inquiry. Books VIII and IX are continuous, but the break makes the first book focus on friendship as a small version of the political community.

    virtue ethics and ethics of right actions is that ethics promoting only right actions do not provide the virtues of love and friendship. Impartiality is not natural to human beings and a part of good moral life is being partial to one’s family and friends. So a virtue theory is benefiting here. The advantage of the.   So to understand modern virtue ethics, it will help tremendously to understand Aristotle’s ethical views. For Aristotle, a virtue is an excellence of a person’s functioning in a certain area of life. It is a stable character trait that governs a person’s actions in some respect. If you want even more, look at my Books and Links page.

    Please Note: The list below is not exhaustive, and contains mostly recent books. Moral Psychology. Virtue Ethics. Theological Ethics. Virtue Epistemology. Historically-Oriented. Reference / Handbooks. Understanding Virtue Ethics. Stan van Hooft. Routledge, Values and Virtues: Aristotelianism in Contemporary Ethics. Start studying Philosophy Final - review. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Search. personal statement expresses the ethical egotist view of morality that the American writer Ayn Rand defines in her book The Virtue of Selfishness? virtue ethics.


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Understanding Virtue Ethics (Understanding Movements in Modern Thought) by Stan Van Hooft Download PDF EPUB FB2

Virtue ethics, which focuses upon the character of moral agents more than on the moral status of their actions or the consequences of those actions, has become one of the most important and stimulating areas of contemporary ethical theory. "Understanding Virtue Ethics" is an accessible and lively introduction to the subject.4/5(1).

Virtue ethics, which focuses upon the character of moral agents more than on the moral status of their actions or the consequences of those actions, has become one of the most important and stimulating areas of contemporary ethical theory.

Understanding Virtue Ethics is an accessible and lively introduction to the by: Virtue ethics, which focuses upon the character of moral agents more than on the moral status of their actions or the consequences of those actions, has become one of the most important and stimulating areas of contemporary ethical theory.

"Understanding Virtue Ethics" is an accessible and lively introduction to the by: Understanding Virtue Ethics is a well Virtue ethics, which has become one of the most important and stimulating areas of contemporary ethical theory, focuses upon the character of moral agents rather than on the moral status of their actions, or the consequences of those actions/5.

"Understanding Virtue Ethics" is an accessible and lively introduction to the subject. It provides a broad overview of the history of virtue ethics from Aristotle to Nietzsche as well as examining the ideas of such contemporary writers as Ricoeur and Levinas. Virtue ethics, which focuses upon the character of moral agents more than on the moral status of their actions or the consequences of those actions, has become one of the most important and stimulating areas of contemporary ethical theory.

"Understanding Virtue Ethics" is an accessible and lively introduction to the subject. Most philosophical discussions of ethics and morality in the past several hundred years have focused on duty.

As a result, the current renewal of interest in virtue ethics has been articulated by way of drawing contrasts between the ethics of duty and virtue ethics.

Virtue ethics, in contrast, take a very different perspective. Virtue-based ethical theories place less emphasis on which rules people should follow and instead focus on helping people develop good character traits, such as kindness and generosity. These character traits will, in turn, allow a person to make the correct decisions later on in life.

Ethics, the idea of virtue provides people with practical actions that they can pursue in trying to achieve the virtuous life. Virtue is essential to the polis as well; since the aim of the polis is to make its citizens better, the citizens must know how to achieve this.

Virtue as described in the. Ethics. provides a foundation upon which the Author: Kyle Brandon Anthony. Virtue ethics is a philosophy developed by Aristotle and other ancient Greeks. It is the quest to understand and live a life of moral character.

This character-based approach to morality assumes that we acquire virtue through practice. By practicing being honest, brave, just, generous, and so on, a person develops an honorable and moral character. [ ]. Virtue ethics, which focuses upon the character of moral agents more than on the moral status of their actions or the consequences of those actions, has become one of the most important and stimulating areas of contemporary ethical theory.

"Understanding Virtue Ethics" is an accessible and lively introduction to the by: “Virtue ethics” describes a certain philosophical approach to questions about morality. It is a way of thinking about ethics that is characteristic of ancient Greek and Roman philosophers, particularly Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle.

But it has become popular again since the later part of the 20th century due to the work of thinkers like Elizabeth Anscombe, Philippa Foot, and Alasdair Author: Emrys Westacott. Books shelved as virtue-ethics: After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory by Alasdair MacIntyre, The Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle, Dialogues and Essays by.

Aristotle's theory of ethics provides a powerful contrast to the tradition of moral theory that gave rise to the ethics of duty and provides important insights into what is at issue in living well. Aristotles understanding of ethics has more to do with what makes life worth living than with obedience to the moral law.

According to virtue ethics, moral understanding is a species of: practical wisdom. According to virtue ethics, the fundamental moral question is: What kind of person should I be.

According to virtue ethics, the simple formula for right action is: None of the above--there is no simple formula. Virtue ethics, which focuses upon the character of moral agents more than on the moral status of their actions or the consequences of those actions, has become one of the most important and stimulating areas of contemporary ethical theory.

"Understanding Virtue Ethics" is an accessible and lively introduction to the subject/5(6). Understanding virtue ethics. [Stan van Hooft] -- After presenting a broad overview of the history of virtue ethics, this work explores virtues in the context of contemporary moral theory to analyse how many intractable moral dilemmas might be.

into three categories: virtue ethics, ethics for the greater good, and universal ethics. The chapter is concluded with a discussion on ethical relativism, applied ethics, ethical dilemmas, and how to resolve these situations. Learning Objectives. After studying this chapter, the student should be able to: 1.

Define Ethics File Size: 32KB. Virtue ethics, which focuses upon the character of moral agents more than on the moral status of their actions or the consequences of those actions, has become one of the most important and stimulating areas of contemporary ethical theory. "Understanding Virtue Ethics" is an accessible and lively introduction to the : Taylor And Francis.

related or doing conception of ethics is sometimes overlooked today. People often use the word ethics when referring to a collection of actual beliefs and behaviors, thereby using the terms ethics and morals interchangeably.

In this book, some effort has been made to distinguish the words ethics and morals based on their lit. The rules of conduct and explanations of virtue and goodness that he proposes can all help modern man to attain a fuller and more satisying understanding of his responsibilities as a member of society and the purpose of his existence.

For this alone Aristotle's book is still worth reading. Main Points of Aristotle's Ethical Philosophy.Nicomachean Ethics & Virtue. Nicomachean Ethics is the name of a series of books that Aristotle wrote about ethics.

In these writings, he uses logic to determine a definition and the potential.For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.

Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence, in your faith supply moral excellence, and in your moral excellence, knowledge, and in your.