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The value of living well

Author: Mark LeBar
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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In this text, Mark LeBar develops virtue eudaimonism, which brings the philosophy of the ancient Greeks to bear on contemporary problems in metaethics, especially the metaphysics of norms and the nature of practical rationality.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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LeBar, Mark.
Value of living well.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2012045387
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark LeBar
ISBN: 0199345716 9780199345717
OCLC Number: 847125594
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 356 pages)
Contents: Introduction ; Part One ; I. Aristotle on Ends ; I.1 Human life and agency ; I.2 Ends ; I.2.1 Ends as constraints ; I.2.2 Ends, reasons, and <"for the sake of which>" ; I.3 The Aristotelian framework ; I.4 Unhelpful friends ; I.5 Scanlon ; II. Challenges to the Structure ; II.1 No Ultimate End ; II.2 Long-chains views ; II.3 The looping model ; II.4 The real challenge to the Aristotelian framework ; II.5 Pseudo pluralism ; II.6 Political pluralism ; II.7 Telic pluralism ; II.8 What the failure of telic pluralism teaches us ; II.9 Relative monism ; III. Living Well ; III.1 Ancient argument about our Ultimate End ; III.2 Begin with agency ; III.2.1 Subordinating patiency ; III.3 First nature ; III.4 Second nature ; III.5 The VE proposal ; IV. Succeeding as Rational and Social Animals ; IV.1 The contribution of rationality ; IV.1.1 End-setting ; IV.1.2 Judgment in action ; IV.1.3 Training the passions ; IV.2 Sociality ; IV.2.1 Sociality and shared ends ; IV.2.2 Caring for others ; IV.2.3 The agent-relativity of welfare and care ; IV.2.4 Living well in community ; IV.3 Individual difference ; IV.4 Autonomy ; IV.5 Objections ; IV.5.1 Misconceptions ; IV.5.2 Virtue's commitments ; Part Two ; V. Constructivism ; V.1 Motivation for the approach ; V.2 Taxonomy: Constructivism and realism ; V.3 Recognitionalism: Evidence for and against ; V.3.1 Rational recognition ; V.3.2 Reversal of values and conditional value ; V.3.2.1 RV and CV in Plato ; V.3.2.2 RV and CV in the Stoics and Aristotle ; V.3.2.3 Constructivism in Aristotle: the Doctrine of the Mean ; V.3.3 VR reconsidered ; V.3.4 The constructed value of unconditional goods ; V.4 Practical rationality, agency and activity ; V.4.1 Background: realism ; V.4.2 Action guidance ; V.4.3 The failure of recognitionalism ; V.4.4 Naturalism ; V.5 Particularism and recognitionalism ; VI. General and Particular ; VI.1 The basic argument ; VI.2 The problem in Kant ; VI.2.1 The problem in Korsgaard ; VI.2.2 The problem in Herman ; VI.2.3 The problem in O'Neill ; VI.3 The problem for generalist Constructivism ; VI.4 Recognitionalist Particularism ; VII. Fitting Judgment ; VII.1 First-person, third-person ; VII.1.1 Case in point ; VII.2 Constructivism particularism - an overview ; VII.3 Conditions of judgment ; VII.4 Fittingness ; VII.4.1 The fitting in Aristotle ; VII.4.2 The fitting in Samuel Clarke ; VII.4.3 The fitting in later theorists ; VII.5 Fittingness as a normative standard for judgment ; VII.5.1 The fittingness relation ; VII.5.2 What is fitted to conditions ; VII.5.3 Fittingness, the good life, and comparability ; VII.5.4 Examples ; VIII. Critical Assessment ; VIII.1 Evaluation, supervenience, and justification ; VIII.1.1 The nature of supervenience in detail ; VIII.1.2 Supervenience - explanation ; VIII.1.3 Supervenience - application ; VIII.2 Publicity ; VIII.3 The relation between standpoints ; VIII.4 Objectivity and subjectivity ; Part Three ; IX. Response-Dependent Value ; IX.1 Reasons, ends, and value ; IX.2 Early response-dependence accounts ; IX.2.1 McDowell ; IX.2.2 Wiggins ; IX.3 Value: Concept vs. Property ; IX.4 Response-dependent value ; IX.4.1 Responses ; IX.4.2 Subjects ; IX.4.3 Conditions ; X. Objections to Response-Dependent Value ; X.1 Subjects of the value relation ; X.2 Response-dependent value: backdrop for the problem ; X.3 Response-dependent value: the problem motivated ; X.4 Floating reference: a cautionary note ; X.5 Relativism ; XI. Other issues ; XI.1 The circularity ; XI.2 Cuneo on practical wisdom ; XI. 3 Hussain and Shah's dilemma ; XI.4 Euthyphro dilemmas ; XI.4.1 Shafer-Landau's dilemma ; XI.4.2 Timmons' dilemma ; XI.5 Timmons on moral symmetry ; XI.6 Moral psychology ; XII. Respect for Others ; XII.1 Expressions of the target idea ; XII.2 The problem in a cartoon ; XII.3 First step at solution ; XII.3.1 Constructing reasons for respect ; XII.3.2 Respect and rights ; XII.3.3 VE's analysis of claims ; XII.3.4 VE's analysis of other rights ; XII.3.5 Respect and living well ; XII.3.6 THe extent of respect ; XII.3.7 Two Kantian notes ; XII.4 Revisiting the concern ; XII.4.1 Wrong Attitudes ; XII.4.2 The two-level structure ; XII.4.3 Fit with ordinary practice
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