Reflective Life Living Wisely with Our Limits
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Description: What can we do to live life wisely? You might think that the answer would be to think and reflect more. But this is not Valerie Tiberius's answer. On her view, when we really take account of what we are like - when we recognize our psychological limits - we will see that too much thinking and reflecting is bad for us. Instead, we need to think and reflect better. This means that we need to develop wisdom: we need to care about things that will sustain us and give us goodexperiences, we need to have perspective on our successes and failures, and we need to be moderately self-aware and cautiously optimistic about human nature. Further, we need to know when to think about our values, character, and choices, and when not to. A crucial part of wisdom, Tiberius maintains, isknowing when to stop reflecting and get lost in the experience.The Reflective Life also considers the issue of how to philosophize about how to live. A recent trend in moral philosophy has been toward what is sometimes called 'empirically informed ethics'. This methodology has not yet caught on in normative ethics, primarily because we cannot conclude anything about what ought to be the case from the facts about what is. Tiberius agrees that this leap should be avoided, but argues that empirical psychology can inform our philosophical theoriesin interesting ways.
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Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 3/25/2010
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
|The Reflective Life and Reflective Values|
|Living Well and Your Point of View|
|Process and Goal: Why Start with the First-Person Point of View?|
|Aristotle and Virtue|
|A Road Map|
|Value Commitments and Justification|
|The Justification of Reflective Values: Some Concerns|
|Conclusion: Values and the Challenges of Modern Life|
|Wisdom and Perspective|
|Wisdom and Flexibility|
|A Reflective Conception of a Good Life|
|The Limits of Reflection and the Importance of Shifting Perspectives|
|Wisdom and Rationality|
|Having Perspective: Some Examples|
|Perspective and Reflective Values|
|Refining the Account of Perspective|
|The Value of Perspective|
|The Scope and Limits of Self-Knowledge|
|Moderate Self-Awareness: Habits and Skills|
|The Value of Self-Awareness|
|Preliminaries: Endorsement and Virtue|
|The Value of Being Realistic|
|The Value of Optimism|
|Beyond The First-Person Point of View|
|Morality and the Reflective Life|
|Reflective Virtues and Moral Agency|
|Wise Decisions and Value Conflicts|
|Some Problems: Discretion, Complacency, and Intractable Conflicts|
|Normativity and Ethical Theory|
|Arbitrariness and the Desire to Live Well|
|The Painter and the Anatomist|