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Aristotle and moral realism / edited by Robert Heinaman.

Heinaman, Robert. (Added Author).
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Subject: Aristotle > Ethics.
Aristotle. Nicomachean ethics. English.
AristÓteles, 384-322 A. C.
Aristote > Morale.
Ethics > Greece.
Morale > Grèce.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780786743421
  • ISBN: 0786743425
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (v, 239 pages)
  • Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1995.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Preface; Introduction (Robert Heinaman); Acting as the virtuous person acts (Bernard Williams); The Virtuous agent's reasons: a reply to Bernard Williams (Rosalind Hursthouse); The twofold natural foundation of justice according to Aristotle (Pierre Aubenque); Justice at a distance -- less foundational, more naturalistic: a reply to Pierre Aubenque (Troels Engberg-Pedersen); Testing the limits: the place of Aristotle's ethics (Jonathan Lear); Tragedy, reason and pity: a reply to Jonathan Lear (Stephen Halliwell).
Aristotelian ethics and the ""enlargement of thought"" (Sabina Lovibond)Pitfalls in doing post-Hegelian ethics with Aristotle: a reply to Sabina Lovibond (Troels Engberg-Pedersen); Aristotle and modern realism (David Charles); Aristotle and the explanation of evaluation: a reply to David Charles (Stephen Everson); Eudaimonism and realism in Aristotle's ethics (John McDowell); Eudaimonism and realism in Aristotle's ethics: a reply to John McDowell (David Wiggins); Index of persons named; Index of passages cited.
Summary: The question of moral realism?whether our ethical beliefs rest on some objective foundation?is one that mattered as much to Aristotle as it does to us today, and his writings on this topic continue to provide inspiration for the contemporary debate. This volume of essays expands the fruitful conversation among scholars of ancient philosophy and contemporary ethical theorists on this question and related issues such as the virtues, justice, and Aristotle's theory of tragedy. The distinguished contributors to this volume enrich and clarify both Aristotle's views and the contemporary debates.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Note: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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