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Practical intelligence and the virtues

Author: Daniel C Russell
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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Daniel Russell develops the idea that a necessary part of virtue is practical intelligence, the skill of determining what the right (e.g. kind or fair) thing to do would be on a given occasion, which requires much time, experience and practice. This idea has a key role to play in contemporary virtue ethics.
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Russell, Daniel C.
Practical intelligence and the virtues.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(OCoLC)607807784
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel C Russell
ISBN: 0199565791 9780199565795 9780199698448 0199698449
OCLC Number: 276817422
Description: xvii, 439 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Practical intelligence and the virtues : an aristotelian approach --
Deliberation --
Phronesis --
The phronesis controversy --
Phronesis, virtue, and right action --
Right action for virtue ethics --
Right action and serious practical concerns --
Two constraints on right action --
Must virtue ethics accept the act constraint? --
Can virtue ethics accept the act constraint? --
Right action and virtuous motives --
The structure of agent-based virtue ethics --
Virtuous acts and virtuous motivations --
Why virtues are virtues --
Reasons for virtue --
Right action and 'the virtuous person' --
Doing without 'the virtuous person' --
'Virtuous enough' --
Ideals and aspirations --
Virtues, persons, and 'the virtuous person' --
Representing 'the virtuous person' --
The enumeration problem --
The enumeration problem --
The enumeration problem : an introduction --
Enumeration and overall virtuous actions --
Enumeration and overall virtuous persons --
Enumeration and naturalism --
Individuating the virtues --
From individuation to enumeration --
'The same reasons' --
Reasons, individuation, and cardinality --
Implications for hard virtue ethics --
Magnificence, generosity, and subordination --
Magnificence as a virtue --
Subordination, specialization, and cardinality --
Alternatives to the subordination view --
Situations, dispositions, and virtues --
Situations and broad-based dispositions --
Situationism and dispositionism --
Situationism and personality --
Idiographic predictions of consistency --
Situations and dispositions : examining the evidence --
How to test broad-based dispositions for cross-situational consistency --
Putting dispositions to the test : four representative experiments --
Interpreting the findings --
From situationism to virtue theory --
Situationism : from empirical to philosophical psychology --
Situationism and virtue theory : normative adequacy --
From common sense to virtue theory? --
Out-sourcing the empirical work? --
A cognitive-affective approach to the virtues --
Defending hard virtue theory --
Phronesis and the unity of the virtues --
The unity of which virtues? --
Attributive and model theses --
Responsibility for character --
Depth, self-construction, and responsibility --
On responsibility and ultimate responsibility for character --
What is critical distance? --
From critical distance to responsibility --
Objections to the critical distance view.
Responsibility: Daniel C. Russell.

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