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Confronting Aristotle's Ethics : Ancient and Modern Morality.

Author: Eugene Garver
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
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What is the good life? Posing this question today would likely elicit very different answers. Some might say that the good life means doing good-improving one's community and the lives of others. Others might respond that it means doing well-cultivating one's own abilities in a meaningful way. But for Aristotle these two distinct ideas-doing good and doing well-were one and the same and could be realized in a single  Read more...
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Garver, Eugene.
Confronting Aristotle's Ethics : Ancient and Modern Morality.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, ©2008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eugene Garver
ISBN: 9780226284019 0226284018
OCLC Number: 1055284652
Description: 1 online resource (301 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations of Aristotle's Works; Introduction; 1. What Aristotle's Rhetoric Can Tell Us about the Rationality of Virtue; 2. Decision, Rational Powers, and Irrational Powers; 3. The Varieties of Moral Failure; 4. Passion and the Two Sides of Virtue; 5. Aristotle's Ethical Virtues Are Political Virtues; 6. The Ethical Dimensions of Aristotle's Metaphysics; 7. Living Politically and Living Rationally: Choosing Ends and Choosing Lives; Notes; Name Index; Index of Passages in Aristotle's Works.
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What is the good life? Posing this question today would likely elicit very different answers. Some might say that the good life means doing good-improving one's community and the lives of others. Others might respond that it means doing well-cultivating one's own abilities in a meaningful way. But for Aristotle these two distinct ideas-doing good and doing well-were one and the same and could be realized in a single life. In Confronting Aristotle's Ethics, Eugene Garver examines how we can draw this conclusion from Aristotle's works, while also studying how this conception of.

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