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Can virtue make us happy? : the art of living and morality

Author: Otfried Höffe; Douglas R McGaughey; Aaron Bunch
Publisher: Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Can one be happy and free, and nonetheless be moral? This question occurs at the core of daily life and is, as well, a question as old as philosophy itself. This title offers a foundational work in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Otfried Höffe; Douglas R McGaughey; Aaron Bunch
ISBN: 9780810125452 0810125455
OCLC Number: 318428701
Notes: "Originally published in German by Verlag C.H. Beck oHG, Munchen 2007"--Title page verso.
Description: 377 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Ethics plus theory of action --
Thinking the good through --
Fallacious conclusions --
Animal morabile --
Action --
The principle of happiness: eudaimonia --
The happiness of aspiration --
The art of living --
Four life goals --
Virtue --
Prudence, composure, selflessness --
Wisdom rather than calculation --
Can virtue make us happy? --
Euthanasia of morals? --
From an ethic of teleological aspiration to an ethic of the will --
The principle of freedom: autonomy --
Locating moral freedom --
Practical reason: freedom of action --
Autonomous reason: freedom of the will --
Objection one: determinism --
Objection two: brain research --
The criterion --
The universalizability test: two examples --
Reality --
Morally evil --
Autonomous morality and the art of living --
Can morality make us happy?
Other Titles: Lebenskunst und Moral.
Responsibility: Otfried Höffe ; translated from the German by Douglas R. McGaughey ; translation edited by Aaron Bunch.

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