The Ambiguity Of Virtue

Author: Bernard Wasserstein
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674419758
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Working with the Nazi-appointed Jewish Council in Amsterdam, Gertrude van Tijn helped many Jews escape. But she faced difficult moral choices. Some called her a heroine; others, a collaborator. Bernard Wasserstein's haunting narrative draws readers into this twilight world, to expose the terrible dilemmas confronting Jews under Nazi occupation.

Rafal Olbinski

ISBN: 9781878768063
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Created for Vendome Studio New York for opening of exhibition. Full Color with texts by Robert Morgan and Isabela Gabrielson

Shakespeare And The Ambiguity Of Love S Triumph

Author: Charles R. Lyons
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110811014
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Ambiguous Antidotes

Author: Hilaire Kallendorf
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1487502133
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In Ambiguous Antidotes, Hilaire Kallendorf explores the receptions of Virtues in the realm of moral philosophy and the artistic production it influenced during the Spanish Gold Age.

The Ambiguity Of Death In The Book Of Wisdom 1 6

Author: Michael Kolarcik
Editor: Gregorian Biblical BookShop
ISBN: 9788876531279
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L'ambiguita della morte nel libro della Sapienza 1-6. Studio di Michael Kolarchik. Questo studio dimostra che un'attenta lettura del testo apre il lettore alla metafora di una scena processuale. Attraverso l'elaborazione metaforica del processo, si mettono a confronto le opinioni conflittuali sulla mortalita, sulla morte fisica e sulla morte definitiva, all'interno di una discussione drammatica sulla vita e sulla morte. The first six chapters of the Book of Wisdom contain some rather daring and bold declarations on the nature of death: God did not make death (1:13). and through envy of the adversary, death entered the world (2:24). Numerous study have dealt with the idea of death in Wisdom from different points of view: eschatology, theology of sin, development of the idea of death in OT. A careful reading of the text opens the reader to the atuhor's metaphor of a trial scene. Throughout the metaphorical elaboration of the trial, conclicting views on mortality, physical death, and ultimate death play against one another within a dramatic argument of life and death.

Xenophon Ethical Principles And Historical Enquiry

Author: Fiona Hobden
Editor: BRILL
ISBN: 9004234195
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The fourth century author Xenophon -- historian, philosopher, man of action – produced an output notable for diversity of content and consistency of moral outlook. This book explores some of the ethical and historical dimensions of this oeuvre.

Beyond Virtue

Author: Liz Jackson
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108482139
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Based on psychological, political, and sociological research, this book offers insights on how to educate young people about emotions.

Emotion And Virtue

Author: Gopal Sreenivasan
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691134553
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A novel approach to the crucial role emotion plays in virtuous action What must a person be like to possess a virtue in full measure? What sort of psychological constitution does one need to be an exemplar of compassion, say, or of courage? Focusing on these two examples, Emotion and Virtue ingeniously argues that certain emotion traits play an indispensable role in virtue. With exemplars of compassion, for instance, this role is played by a modified sympathy trait, which is central to enabling these exemplars to be reliably correct judges of the compassionate thing to do in various practical situations. Indeed, according to Gopal Sreenivasan, the virtue of compassion is, in a sense, a modified sympathy trait, just as courage is a modified fear trait. While he upholds the traditional definition of virtue as a species of character trait, Sreenivasan discards other traditional precepts. For example, he rejects the unity of the virtues and raises new questions about when virtue should be taught. Unlike orthodox virtue ethics, moreover, his account does not aspire to rival consequentialism and deontology. Instead Sreenivasan repudiates the ambitions of virtue imperialism. Emotion and Virtue makes significant contributions to moral psychology and the theory of virtue alike.

From Morality To Virtue

Author: Michael A. Slote
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195093925
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Some have asked for more attention to the virtues within the compass of familiar underlying approaches to morality like utilitarianism and Kantian ethics. However, others have argued that a freestanding and systematic form of virtue ethics would have advantages over other large-scale approaches. This work attempts the latter approach.

An Introductory Philosophy Of Medicine

Author: James A. Marcum
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781402067976
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In this book the author explores the shifting philosophical boundaries of modern medical knowledge and practice occasioned by the crisis of quality-of-care, especially in terms of the various humanistic adjustments to the biomedical model. To that end he examines the metaphysical, epistemological, and ethical boundaries of these medical models. He begins with their metaphysics, analyzing the metaphysical positions and presuppositions and ontological commitments upon which medical knowledge and practice is founded. Next, he considers the epistemological issues that face these medical models, particularly those driven by methodological procedures undertaken by epistemic agents to constitute medical knowledge and practice. Finally, he examines the axiological boundaries and the ethical implications of each model, especially in terms of the physician-patient relationship. In a concluding Epilogue, he discusses how the philosophical analysis of the humanization of modern medicine helps to address the crisis-of-care, as well as the question of “What is medicine?” The book’s unique features include a comprehensive coverage of the various topics in the philosophy of medicine that have emerged over the past several decades and a philosophical context for embedding bioethical discussions. The book’s target audiences include both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as healthcare professionals and professional philosophers. “This book is the 99th issue of the Series Philosophy and Medicine...and it can be considered a crown of thirty years of intensive and dynamic discussion in the field. We are completely convinced that after its publication, it can be finally said that undoubtedly the philosophy of medicine exists as a special field of inquiry.”

Environmental Ethics And Uncertainty

Author: Whitney A. Bauman
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000487563
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This book offers a multidisciplinary environmental approach to ethics in response to the contemporary challenge of climate change caused by globalized economics and consumption. This book synthesizes the incredible complexity of the problem and the necessity of action in response, highlighting the unambiguous problem facing humanity in the 21st century, but arguing that it is essential to develop an ethics housed in ambiguity in response. Environmental Ethics and Uncertainty is divided into theoretical and applied chapters, with the theoretical sections engaging in dialogue with scholars from a variety of disciplines, while the applied chapters offer insight from 20th century activists who demonstrate and/or illuminate the theory, including Martin Luther King, Rachel Carson, and Frank Lloyd Wright. This book is written for scholars and students in the interdisciplinary field of environmental studies and the environmental humanities, and will appeal to courses in religion, philosophy, ethics, politics, and social theory.

Can Virtue Make Us Happy

Author: Otfried Höffe
Editor: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810125455
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The author of Economic Citizen, State Citizen, World Citizen explores whether one can be happy and free and still be moral, first exploring the various definitions happiness can have before analyzing how moral actions affect happiness.

Radical Virtues

Author: Richard John White
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780742561007
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What is a good life? What does it mean to be a good person? Richard White answers these questions by considering aspects of moral goodness through the virtues: courage, temperance, justice, compassion, and wisdom. White explores how moral virtues affect and support social movements such as pacifism, environmentalism, multiculturalism, and animal rights. Drawing on the classics, White includes historical and cross-cultural analysis and examines the lives of Socrates, Buddha, and Gandhi, who lived virtuous lives, to help the reader understand and acquire moral wisdom. Book jacket.


Author: John W. Chapman
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814714994
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In the United States, there exists increasing uneasiness about the predominance of self-interest in both public and private life, growing fear about the fragmentation and privatization of American society, mounting concerns about the effects of institutions—ranging from families to schools to the media—on the character of young people, and a renewed tendency to believe that without certain traditional virtues neither public leaders nor public policies are likely to succeed. In this thirty-fourth volume in The American Society of Legal and Political Philosophy, a distinguished group of international scholars from a range of disciplines examines what is meant by virtue, analyzing various historical and analytical meanings of virtue, notions of liberal virtue, civic virtue, and judicial virtue, and the nature of secular and theological virtue. The contributors include: Jean Baechler (University of Paris-Sorbonne), Annette C. Baier (University of Pittsburgh), Ronald Beiner (University of Toronto), Christopher J. Berry (University of Glasgow), J. Budziszweski (University of Texas), Charles Larmore (Columbia University), David Luban (University of Maryland), Stephen Macedo (Harvard University), Michael J. Perry (Northwestern University), Terry Pinkard (Georgetown University), Jonathan Riley (Tulane University), George Sher (University of Vermont), Judith N. Shklar (Harvard University), Rogers M. Smith (Yale University), David A. Strauss (University of Chicago), and Joan C. Williams (American University).

Journal Of Moral Theology Volume 3 Number 1

Author: David M. Cloutier
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1725249316
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Virtue Volume 3, Number 1, January 2014 Edited by David Cloutier and William C. Mattison III Moral Reason, Person and Virtue: The Aristotelian-Thomistic Perspective in the Face of Current Challenges from Neurobiology Martin Rhonheimer The Desire for Happiness and the Virtues of the Will Jean Porter Elevating and Healing: Reflections on Summa Theologiae I-II q. 109, a. 2 John R. Bowlin The Case for an Exemplarist Approach to Virtue in Catholic Moral Theology Patrick M. Clark After White Supremacy? The Viability of Virtue Ethics for Racial Justice Maureen H. O'Connell Ends and Virtues Angela Knobel Virtue, Action, and the Human Species Charles R. Pinches Progress in the Good: A Defense of the Thomistic Unity Thesis Andrew Kim Teresa of Avila's Liberative Humility Lisa Fullam Faith, Love, and Stoic Assent: Reconsidering Virtue in the Reformed Tradition Elizabeth Agnew Cochran Review Essay: The Resurgence of Virtue in Recent Moral Theology David Cloutier and William C. Mattison III

The Virtue Ethics Of Hume And Nietzsche

Author: Christine Swanton
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118939395
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This contribution to the field of virtue ethics focuses on the work of Hume and Nietzsche, providing fresh perspectives on their philosophies and a compelling account of their impact on the development of virtue ethics.

Virtuous Cyborg

Author: Chris Bateman
Editor: eBook Partnership
ISBN: 1913227952
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ARE YOU A VIRTUOUS CYBORG? You do everything on your smartphone and love it - you are, now and forevermore, a cyborg. But how would you know if you were a good cyborg? Game designer and philosopher Chris Bateman explores cyborg virtue through problems such as cyberbullying, 'fake news', and the indifference of computers to human needs. Bateman reveals our shallow-sightedness in the face of the unfathomable complexity of our cybernetic networks. Critical yet optimistic, The Virtuous Cyborg rises to the challenge of the twenty-first century by asking us to ponder the question of what kind of cyborgs we want to become.

Die Metaphysik Und Das Gute

Author: Wouter Goris
Editor: Peeters Publishers
ISBN: 9789042907683
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Die verschiedenen Aufsatze, die in diesem Band aus Anlass des 60. Geburtstages von Jan A. Aertsen gesammelt sind, widmen sich der Spannung zwischen der Metaphysik und dem Guten. Lasst sich eine Metaphysik denken, die vom Begriff des Guten ausgeht? Diese Spannung durchlauft die Philosophie in Antike und Mittelalter wie ein roter Faden und hat nicht selten zu Weiterentwicklung oder Neuorientierung Anlass gegeben. Die verschiedenen Aufsatze behandeln den Anspruch von Ethik und Metaphysik, Erste Philosophie zu sein (Carlos Steel); die Idee einer praktischen Metaphysik (Theo Kobusch); die Metaphysik des Guten bei Gilbert von Poitiers (Scott MacDonald); den Begriff des Guten bei Thomas von Aquin (Rudi te Velde); die Stellung des Guten und das Metaphysikverstandnis Bonaventuras (Andreas Speer); das Gute als Ersterkanntes bei Berthold von Moosburg (Wouter Goris). Zusammen lesen sie sich als eine Deutung von der Moglichkeit und der Qualitat der Synthese von Platonismus und Aristotelismus, wie sie in der mittelalterlichen Transzendentalienlehre erstrebt wird.

Virtue Ethics Old And New

Author: Stephen Mark Gardiner
Editor: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801489686
File Size: 32,50 MB
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"There are grounds for saying that contemporary work in virtue ethics is, if not quite in its theoretical infancy, at least not far out of diapers. And this suggests that we should be gentle and nurturing, allowing it time to flourish before coming to any definitive verdict on its merits.... However, it is hard to deny that modern-day virtue ethics is part of a long, sophisticated and fairly continuous tradition. Not only does the approach have origins almost as ancient as philosophy itself, but its history also includes extensive work by such philosophical luminaries as (at least) Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, Aquinas, and (perhaps) Hume and Nietzsche. And this suggests that we should already be in a good position to assess its appeal."--from the Introduction In Virtue Ethics, Old and New, ten philosophers seek to enrich the contemporary understanding and development of virtue ethics through a detailed examination of some key contributions from its past. Their essays demonstrate the continuing relevance of the history of moral philosophy to contemporary debates.

The Prudence Of Love

Author: Eric J. Silverman
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0739139320
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The Prudence of Love focuses upon the intersection of philosophical, theological, and psychological issues related to love. Eric Silverman defends an account of love derived from the views of Thomas Aquinas and argues that love provides numerous psychological and relational benefits that increase the lover's happiness. Furthermore, he argues that love is beneficial according to all major contemporary accounts of happiness.