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The Retrieval of Ethics

Talbot Brewer


The virtue ethics movement in recent philosophical ethics can usefully be divided into two quite separate streams of thought. Some have turned to the texts of Plato and Aristotle for new answers to established questions in philosophical ethics, while others have sought a vantage point from which the basic questions of the field could themselves be put in question. The aim of this book is to elaborate and defend a version of the second, more radical sort of virtue ethics. The book begins with a fundamental reconsideration of the way in which thought makes itself practical in temporally extended ... More

Keywords: virtue, virtue ethics, virtue epistemology, Aristotelian ethics, agency, activity, desire, motivation, pleasure, virtue epistemology, friendship, practical reason, theoretical reason, understanding

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199557882
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199557882.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Talbot Brewer, author
University of Virginia
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