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PUBLICATIONS
  • The Possibility of Virtue (2012)

    To have a virtue is to possess a certain kind of trait of character that is appropriate in pursuing the moral good at which the virtue aims. Human beings are assumed to be capable of attaining those traits. Yet, a number of scholars are skeptical about the very existence of such character traits. They...
    (My publication) Posted by: malzola
  • Pursuing Pleasure or Virtue: The Differential and Overlapping Well-Being Benefits of Hedonic and Eudaimonic Motives. (2011)

    By Veronika Huta and Richard M. Ryan Abstract: Hedonia (seeking pleasure and comfort) and eudaimonia (seeking to use and develop the best in oneself) are often seen as opposing pursuits, yet each may contribute to well-being in different ways. We conducted four studies (two correlational, one experience...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: agomberg
  • Justice as a Self-Regarding Virtue (2011)

    By Paul Bloomfield Abstract: Justice has long stood out among the virtues as being an “other-regarding” virtue. As Michael Thompson writes, “The mark of this special virtue of human agents [justice], as Aristotle says, is that it is “toward another”, pros heteron or pros allon; it is, as St. Thomas says...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: agomberg
  • 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...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: nick stock
  • On the contribution of literature and the arts to the educational cultivation of moral virtue, feeling and emotion (2005)

    Abstract: This paper sets out to explore connections between a number of plausible claims concerning education in general and moral education in particular: (i) that education is a matter of broad cultural initiation rather than narrow academic or vocational training; (ii) that any education so conceived...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: admin
  • Moral Virtue and the Limits of the Political Community in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (2004)

    Abstract: The recovery of Aristotle's view of the political community as guardian of the common good and moral educator has fueled a continuing debate about civic education and virtue. In focusing on the relation of virtue to the common good and that of the individual, however, this debate has obscured...
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  • Choosing Character: Responsibility for Virtue and Vice (2001)

    Are there key respects in which character and character defects are voluntary? Can agents with serious vices be rational agents? Jonathan Jacobs answers in the affirmative. Moral character is shaped through voluntary habits, including the ways we habituate ourselves, Jacobs believes. Just as individuals...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: admin
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