Aristotle's Ethics: Critical Essays (Critical Essays on the Classics) (Paperback)

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By Nancy Sherman (Editor), J. L. Ackrill (Contribution by), Julia Annas (Contribution by)
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The ethics of Aristotle (384-322 B.C.), and virtue ethics in general, have seen a resurgence of interest over the past few decades. No longer do utilitarianism and Kantian ethics on their own dominate the moral landscape. In addition, Aristotelian themes fill out that landscape, with such issues as the importance of friendship and emotions in a good life, the role of moral perception in wise choice, the nature of happiness and its constitution, moral education and habituation, finding a stable home in contemporary moral debate. The essays in this volume represent the best of that debate. Taken together, they provide a close analysis of central arguments in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. But they do more than that. Each shows the enduring interest of the questions Aristotle himself subtly and complexly raises in the context of his own contemporary discussions.

About the Author

Nancy Sherman is professor of philosophy at Georgetown University and the inaugural holder of the Distinguished Chair in Ethics at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780847689156
ISBN-10: 0847689158
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: December 23rd, 1998
Pages: 349
Language: English
Series: Critical Essays on the Classics

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