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Making a Necessity of Virtue : Aristotle and Kant on Virtue - Nancy Sherman

Making a Necessity of Virtue

Aristotle and Kant on Virtue

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Published: 16th June 1997
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This book is the first to offer a detailed analysis of Aristotelian and Kantian ethics together, in a way that remains faithful to the texts and responsive to debates in contemporary ethics. Recent moral philosophy has seen a revival of interest in the concept of virtue, and with it a reassessment of the role of virtue in the work of Aristotle and Kant. This book brings that re-assessment to a new level of sophistication. Nancy Sherman argues that Kant preserves a notion of virtue in his moral theory that bears recognisable traces of the Aristotelian and Stoic traditions, and that his complex anthropology of morals brings him into surprising alliance with Aristotle. She develops her argument through close readings of major texts by both Aristotle and Kant, illustrating points of congruence and contrast.

"This book is the first to offer a detailed analysis of Aristotelian and Kantian ethics together in a way that remains faithful to the texts and responsive to debates in contemporary ethics...the book presents a dialogue between Aristotle and Kant that sheds light on contemporary debates about the importance of general principals..." Nancy Sherman, www.worldtrade.com "Despite this omission, Sherman's study makes a valuable contribution to the growing literature on Kant's theory of virtue and its place in the history of ethics alongside Greek, and especially Aristotelian, conceptions of virtue. Students of Kant, Aristotle, and the history of ethics should study Sherman's book with interest and profit." The Philosophical Review

A new dialogue
The emotional structure of Aristotelian virtue
A brief stoic interlude
The passional underpinnings of Kantian virtue
The shared voyage
Aristotelian particularism
Making room for practical wisdom in Kantian ethics
Perfecting Kantian virtue: discretionary latitude and superlative virtue
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ISBN: 9780521564878
ISBN-10: 0521564875
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 408
Published: 16th June 1997
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.59