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  • The Inherent Limitations on Human Freedom (2010)

    By James M. Jacobs That the essence of human nature is to be free is a common theme of many otherwise disparate philosophical traditions. From Augustine to Sartre, the fact of human freedom has been the point of departure for the consideration of humanity’s essence. If philosophers are correct about...
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  • Emotions in Action through the Looking Glass (2010)

    Corrado Sinigaglia , Laura Sparaci The paper aims at highlighting how our primary understanding of others' actions is rooted in the mirror mechanism. To this end, the anatomical architecture of the mirror neuron system for action will be outlined as well as its role in grasping goals and intentions...
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  • Integrity and Fragmentation (2010)

    John Cottingham The virtue of integrity does not appear explicitly in either the Aristotelian or the Judaeo-Christian list of virtues, but elements of both ethical systems implicitly acknowledge the importance of a unified and integrated life. This paper argues that integrity is indispensible for a good...
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  • The Smell of Virtue, Clean Scents Promote Reciprocity and Charity (2010)

    By Katie Liljenquist, Chen-Bo Zhong and Adam D. Galinsky. Given the symbolic association between physical and moral purity, we considered a provocative possibility: In addition to regulating physical cleanliness, clean smells might also motivate virtuous behavior. Indeed, moral transgressions can engender...
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  • That "Ought" Does Not Imply "Right": Why It Matters for Virtue Ethics (2010)

    By Daniel C. Russell Virtue ethicists sometimes say that a right action is what a virtuous person would do, characteristically, in the circumstances. But some have objected recently that right action cannot be defined as what a virtuous person would do in the circumstances because there are circumstances...
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  • Courage in The Analects: A Genealogical Survey of the Confucian Virtue of Courage (2010)

    By Lisheng Chen The different meanings of “courage” in The Analects were expressed in Confucius’ remark on Zilu’s bravery. The typological analysis of courage in Mencius and Xunzi focused on the shaping of the personalities of brave persons. “Great courage” and “superior courage”, as the virtues of ...
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  • PROPORTIONATE LOVE AND LITERATURE: THE REVENGE OF THE *** (2010)

    ByPatrick Madigan The article reports that the conviction that love is likely to be proportionate to its object was basic to Greek ethics and culture. As reported, Aristotle precipitated this conviction into a principle and analyzed moral virtue as the ability to discern a subjective mean between too...
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  • The Virtue of Simplicity (2010)

    By Joshua Colt Gambrel and Philip Cafaro "In this paper we explore material simplicity, defined as the virtue disposing us to act appropriately within the sphere of our consumer decisions. Simplicity is a conscientious and restrained attitude toward material goods that typically includes (1) decreased...
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  • Virtue Ethics and Virtue Epistemology (2010)

    By Roger Crisp The aim of this essay is to test the claim that epistemologists—virtue epistemologists in particular—have much to learn from virtue ethics. The essay begins with an outline of virtue ethics itself. This section concludes that a pure form of virtue ethics is likely to be unattractive, so...
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  • Virtues, Social Roles, and Contextualism (2010)

    By Sarah Wright Contextualism in epistemology has been proposed both as a way to avoid skepticism and as an explanation for the variability found in our use of "knows." When we turn to contextualism to perform these two functions, we should ensure that the version we endorse is well suited...
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