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The Value of Living Well

Mark LeBar


Since the middle of the twentieth century, virtue ethics has enriched the range of philosophical approaches to normative ethics, often drawing on the work of the ancient Greeks, who offered accounts of the virtues that have become part of contemporary philosophical ethics. But these virtue ethical theories were situated within a more general picture of human practical rationality, one which maintained that to understand virtue we must appeal to what would make our lives go well. They were built on a framework established by the thought that we have most reason to live well—to have eudaimonia. ... More

Keywords: ethical theory, virtue ethics, eudaimonism, well-being, practical reason, practical rationality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199931118
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931118.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark LeBar, author