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How Should One Live?


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1: Roger Crisp: Introduction. Modern moral philosophy and the virtues 2: Rosalind Hursthouse: Practical Ethics. Normative virtue ethics 3: T. H. Irwin: Ancient Views. The virtues: theory and common sense in Greek philosophy 4: John Cottingham: Impartiality and Partiality. Partiality and the virtues 5: Onora O'Neill: Kant. Kant's virtues 6. Utilitarianism. Virtue ethics, utilitarianism, and symmetry: (Michael Slote: 7: Julia Driver: Human Nature. The virtues and human nature 8: David Wiggins: Natural and Artificial Virtues. A vindication of Hume's scheme 9: Brad Hooker: Virtues and the Good. Does moral virtue constitute a benefit to the agent? 10: Gabriele Taylor: Vices. Deadly vices? 11: Michael Stocker: Emotions. How emotions reveal value and help cure the schizophrenia of modern ethical theories 12: Andrew Mason: Politics. MacIntyre on modernity and how it has marginalized the virtues 13: Susan Moller Okin: Feminism and Moral Education. Feminism, moral development, and the virtues 14: Lawrence Blum: Community. Community and virtue


`I can strongly recommend Crisp's collection to anyone interested in virtue ethics. It is thought-provoking, and will certainly stimulate the debate on virtue theory.' Peter Schaber, Philosophical Quarterly `This is a superb collection of essays on the virtues ... Crisp's collection consists of nothing but original essays - all of high quality - and his own introduction is incisive ... Highly recommended for all university libraries and larger public libraries.' Choice `An excellent book on theory and, combined with other materials, provides for a challenging and serious investigation into this topic.' Teaching Philosophy `For me, possibly the greatest merit of the collection is it's richness, displaying the futility of defining virtue ethics ... Roger Crisp has succeeded in his stated aim of providing a reader on virtue theory, and one which 'suggests a broad agenda for future thought'. It is an extremely worthwhile and high quality collection.' Christine Swanton, Mind vol.100 no.423, 1997 `this volume is probably the best single introduction to what is going on in virtue ethics today ... the general quality of the contributions is high. I found it consistently interesting, sometimes absorbing, reading. Within the realm of virtue ethics, the essays cover a commendably broad range of topics.' Lester Hunt, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ethics, April 1999

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