Introduction to Virtue Ethics
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Introduction to Virtue Ethics

Insights of the Ancient Greeks

Raymond J. Devettere

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Introduction to Virtue Ethics

Insights of the Ancient Greeks

Raymond J. Devettere

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This fascinating examination of the development of virtue ethics in the early stages of western civilization deals with a wide range of philosophers and schools of philosophy—from Socrates and the Stoics to Plato, Aristotle, and the Epicureans, among others. This introduction examines those human attributes that we have come to know as the "stuff" of virtue: desire, happiness, the "good, " character, the role of pride, prudence, and wisdom, and links them to more current or modern conceptions and controversies.

The tension between viewing ethics and morality as fundamentally religious or as fundamentally rational still runs deep in our culture. A second tension centers on whether we view morality primarily in terms of our obligations or primarily in terms of our desires for what is good. The Greek term arete, which we generally translate as "virtue, " can also be translated as "excellence." Arete embraced both intellectual and moral excellence as well as human creations and achievements. Useful, certainly, for classrooms, Virtue Ethics is also for anyone interested in the fundamental question Socrates posed, "What kind of life is worth living?"

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Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. INTRODUCTION
  4. PART ONE: DESIRE, HAPPINESS, AND VIRTUE
  5. PART TWO: PRUDENCE AND CHARACTER VIRTUE
  6. GLOSSARY
  7. SELECTED GREEK VIRTUE ETHICISTS
  8. BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY
  9. BIBLIOGRAPHY
  10. INDEX
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APA 6 Citation

Devettere, R. (2002). Introduction to Virtue Ethics ([edition unavailable]). Georgetown University Press. Retrieved from https://www.perlego.com/book/949625/introduction-to-virtue-ethics-insights-of-the-ancient-greeks-pdf (Original work published 2002)

Chicago Citation

Devettere, Raymond. (2002) 2002. Introduction to Virtue Ethics. [Edition unavailable]. Georgetown University Press. https://www.perlego.com/book/949625/introduction-to-virtue-ethics-insights-of-the-ancient-greeks-pdf.

Harvard Citation

Devettere, R. (2002) Introduction to Virtue Ethics. [edition unavailable]. Georgetown University Press. Available at: https://www.perlego.com/book/949625/introduction-to-virtue-ethics-insights-of-the-ancient-greeks-pdf (Accessed: 14 October 2022).

MLA 7 Citation

Devettere, Raymond. Introduction to Virtue Ethics. [edition unavailable]. Georgetown University Press, 2002. Web. 14 Oct. 2022.