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Knowing What To DoImagination, Virtue, and Platonism in Ethics$
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Timothy Chappell

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199684854

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684854.001.0001

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Glory as an Ethical Idea

Glory as an Ethical Idea

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(p.158) 7 Glory as an Ethical Idea
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Knowing What To Do
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Timothy Chappell

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684854.003.0008

Chapter 7 is a case study of how far actual ethical reflection diverges from moral theory; the case which it looks at in detail is the notion of glory, a notion which everybody recognizes as of key practical and motivational importance, but no one makes room for in moral theory. This divergence tells against moral theory, and in favour of less constricted and more flexible modes of ethical reflection.

Keywords:   glory, moral theory, ethical reflection, sports, MacIntyrean practices, MacIntyre

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