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Confronting Aristotle's Ethics : ancient and modern morality

Author: Eugene Garver
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Named Person: Aristotle.; Aristote / Éthique à Nicomaque.; Aristote.; Aristotle; Aristoteles; Aristoteles.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eugene Garver
ISBN: 0226283984 9780226283982 9780226270197 022627019X
OCLC Number: 65165438
Description: ix, 290 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Eugene Garver.
Local System Bib Number:
006251321

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What is the good life? Posing this question today would likely elicit very different answers. But for Aristotle these two ideas - doing good and doing well - were one and the same and could be  Read more...
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Throughout Garver offers fresh perspectives that illuminate Aristotle s ethics and its application to contemporary life.Even where one might disagree with him, one will benefit from grappling with Read more...

 
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