Introduction to Virtue Ethics Insights of the Ancient Greeks

ISBN-10: 0878403728
ISBN-13: 9780878403721
Edition: 2002
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Description: This examination of the development of virtue ethics in the early stages of western civilisation deals with a wide range of philosophers and schools of philosophy - from Socrates and the Stoics to Plato, Aristotle and the Epicureans, among others.

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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 9/26/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

This examination of the development of virtue ethics in the early stages of western civilisation deals with a wide range of philosophers and schools of philosophy - from Socrates and the Stoics to Plato, Aristotle and the Epicureans, among others.

Introduction
Desire, Happiness, and Virtue
The Origin of Ethics
Desires and Impulses
Do People Have Nonrational Desires?
Two Objections
Desires, Impulses, and Good Things
Self-Interest and the Good
The Overriding Good
Plato and the Overriding Good
Aristotle and the Overriding Good
Summary of the Starting Point (the Arche) of Greek Virtue Ethics
Happiness
The Greatest Good Is Happiness
The Prephilosophical Notion of Happiness
The Prephilosophical Definitions of Happiness
Transforming the Prephilosophical Definitions of Happiness
The Philosophical Criteria for Happiness
Is There a Philosophical Definition of Happiness?
Character Virtue
Prephilosophical Ideas about Virtue
Philosophical Conception of Virtue
Three Important Distinctions in Virtue Ethics
Nature of the Authentic Character Virtues
The Number of Character Virtues
Pride, the Forgotten Character Virtue
The Unity of Virtue
Prudence and Character Virtue
Prudence in Socrates and Plato
Wisdom and Prudence in the Socratic Dialogues
Xenophon's Account of Socrates' Deliberations
Prudence in the Republic
Prudence in the Philebus
Prudence in the Statesman
Prudence in the Laws
Prudence in Aristotle
Prudence in the Rhetoric
Prudence and Authentic Character Virtue
Prudence and Autonomy
Prudence and Prudent People (the phronimoi)
Prudence and Laws
Character Virtue without Prudence?
Prudence in Stoicism
Prudence and Stoic Determinism
Prudence as a Skill
Prudence and the Right Disposition (diathesis)
Prudence in Panaetius
The Stoic Sage (sophos)
Glossary
Selected Greek Virtue Ethicists
Bibliographical Essay
Bibliography
Index

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