An Aristotelian Approach to Ethical Theory: The Norms of Virtue (Studies in the History of Philosophy No. 77)

An Aristotelian Approach to Ethical Theory: The Norms of Virtue (Studies in the History of Philosophy No. 77)

By: Susan K Allard-Nelson (author)Hardback

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Allard-Nelson (philosophy and writing, Pacific Lutheran U., Tacoma, Washington) combines an examination of Greek thinking about the foundational elements of ethical theory, as presented by Aristotle, with the formulation of a normative ethical theory that modifies, incorporates, and relies on these same elements. She explores the roles of induction

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Dr. Susan K. Allard-Nelson holds a BA in Philosophy and Classics from Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Warwick, Coventry, England. She specializes in Ancient Philosophy, Aristotle, and Moral Philosophy and, currently, she teaches Philosophy and Writing at Pacific Lutheran University. Her work has appeared in Philosophy and Rhetoric, and she is the coauthor of a book (with Dr. Eric D. Nelson) on ancient Greece.

Contents

Abbreviations; Notes on Terminology and Translation; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Principles, Guidelines, and Particular Facts; 2. Human Nature, Telos, and the Human Capacity for Excellence; 3. The Development of Character: Human Excellence, Emotion, Neurobiology, and the Moral Virtues; 4. Partiality, Universalizability, and the Function of Normative Theory; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 30/09/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780773463066
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 211
  • ID: 9780773463066
  • ISBN10: 0773463062

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