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Ethics and self-cultivation : historical and contemporary perspectives

Author: Matthew Dennis, (Doctoral Researcher); Sander Werkhoven
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2018. ©2018
Series: Routledge studies in ethics and moral theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The aim of Ethics and Self-Cultivation is to establish and explore a new 'cultivation of the self' strand within contemporary moral philosophy. Although the revival of virtue ethics has helped reintroduce the eudaimonic tradition into mainstream philosophical debates, it has by and large been a revival of Aristotelian ethics combined with a modern preoccupation with standards for the moral rightness of actions. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Dennis, (Doctoral Researcher); Sander Werkhoven
ISBN: 9781138104372 113810437X
OCLC Number: 1007758089
Description: x, 234 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Roman Stoic Mindfulness : An Ancient Technology of the Self / John Sellars --
Affective Therapy : Spinoza's Approach to Self-Cultivation / Aurelia Armstrong --
'Was I Just Lucky?' : Kant on Self-Opacity and Self-Cultivation / Irina Schumski --
Nietzsche and Kant on Epicurus and Self-Cultivation / Keith Ansell-Pearson --
Nietzsche's Ethics of Self-Cultivation and Eternity / Michael Ure --
Ilsetraut Hadot's Seneca : Spiritual Direction and the Transformation of the Other / Matthew Sharpe --
Foucault, Stoicism, and Self-Mastery / Katrina Mitcheson --
Neo-Aristotelianism : Virtue, Habituation, and Self-Cultivation / Dawa Ometto and Annemarie Kalis --
Formal Excellences and Familiar Excellences / Edward Harcourt --
Cultivating an Integrated Self / Luke Brunning --
Moral Perception and Relational Self-Cultivation : Reassessing Attunement as a Virtue / Anna Bergqvist.
Series Title: Routledge studies in ethics and moral theory.
Responsibility: edited by Matthew Dennis and Sander Werkhoven.

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"The aim of Ethics and Self-Cultivation is to establish and explore a new 'cultivation of the self' strand within contemporary moral philosophy. Although the revival of virtue ethics has helped reintroduce the eudaimonic tradition into mainstream philosophical debates, it has by and large been a revival of Aristotelian ethics combined with a modern preoccupation with standards for the moral rightness of actions. The essays comprising this volume offer a fresh approach to the eudaimonic tradition: instead of conditions for rightness of actions, it focuses on conceptions of human life that are best for the one living it. The first section of essays looks at the Hellenistic schools and the way they influenced modern thinkers like Spinoza, Kant, Nietzsche, Hadot, and Foucault in their thinking about self-cultivation. The second section offers contemporary perspectives on ethical self-cultivation by drawing on work in moral psychology, epistemology of self-knowledge, philosophy of mind, and meta-ethics" -- From the publisher.

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