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Rousseau and the ethics of virtue / James Delaney.

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Subject: Aristotle. Nicomachean ethics. English.
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778 > Ethics.
Virtue > History.
Ethics, Modern > 18th century.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781847144164
  • ISBN: 1847144160
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (162 pages).
  • Publisher: London ; Continuum, ©2006.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-162) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Virtue Ethics Past and Present; 2 Virtue and the State of Nature; 3 Virtue as the Cultivation of the Individual; 4 The Virtuous Citizen and Rousseau's Political Philosophy; 5 Toward a Rousseauian Theory of Virtue; Bibliography; Index.
Summary: Jean-Jacques Rousseau is an enigmatic figure in many ways. There is much debate about whether he was an advocate of the Enlightenment project or a critic of it. Sometimes Rousseau seems to be arguing against traditional values and hierarchies. But elsewhere he seems to be an enemy of progress altogether. This book explains Rousseau's true place in the Enlightenment by paying particular attention to his account of virtue. Virtue ethics is one of the main branches in moral philosophy, and its most famous advocate is Aristotle. Many recent philosophers have tried to revive virtue ethics, most not.
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