Confronting Aristotle's Ethics : ancient and modern morality / Eugene Garver.
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|Subject:||Aristotle. Nicomachean ethics.
Aristote. Éthique à Nicomaque.
- ISBN: 9780226284019
- ISBN: 0226284018
- ISBN: 1281956856
- ISBN: 9781281956859
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (ix, 290 pages)
- Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-275) and indexes.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| What Aristotle's Rhetoric can tell us about the rationality of virtue -- Decision, rational powers, and irrational powers -- The varieties of moral failure -- Passion and the two sides of virtue -- Aristotle's ethical virtues are political virtues -- The ethical dimensions of Aristotle's Metaphysics -- Living politically and living rationally : choosing ends and choosing lives.
|Summary:|| What is the good life? Posing this question today would likely elicit very different answers. Some might say that the good life means doing good?improving one?s community and the lives of others. Others might respond that it means doing well?cultivating one?s own abilities in a meaningful way. But for Aristotle these two distinct ideas?doing good and doing well?were one and the same and could be realized in a single life. In Confronting Aristotle?s Ethics, Eugene Garver examines how we can draw this conclusion from Aristotle's works, while also studying how this conception of the good life rel.
|Source of Description Note:|| Print version record.