Introduction to Virtue Ethics: Insights of the Ancient Greeks

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action(s), 62, 139
appropriate actions (kathekonta),139
according to nature, 142
right actions compared, 19, 130, 139
translating kathekonta, 19, 172
See also right actions
autonomous. See autonomy (self-rule)
courageous, 67–75
form psychological states, 64, 67–75, 108–9
just, 67–75, 152
loving, 72–74
right actions (katorthomata), 19, 130, 138, 139, 172
virtuous, 67–75, 109, 112–21, 128–29
See also authentic character virtue; prudence
voluntary (free), 97–98, 110
Alcmaeon, 110
altruism vs. egoism, 26, 120 See also self-interest
ancient texts, problems of translation, 4, 157–58
animals, 14
impulses, 18
Antiochus of Ascalon, 36
Apology, 11, 79, 89
appetite (epithumia), 16–17
Aquinas, Thomas
fear of subjectivism and relativism, 118
and natural law, 118–19
readings on, 171
Aristotle, 151
attitude to death, 92
character virtues, 74, 81–82, 108–9
criticisms of, 118–21
elitism, 120–21
energia kat' areten (actualization in accord with virtue), 45–46
episteme (science), 147–48
ethical studies {ethica), 141
friendship/love, 142, 165–66
readings on, 165
God, 29–30
the good, 23
nonvirtuous goods, 70
overriding good, 34–36
Plato's Idea irrelevant, 2932
happiness, 45–46
as greatest good, 38–39
readings on, 162
role of virtue, 57–58
honor, 48
justice, 144

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Introduction 1
  • Part One - Desire, Happiness, and Virtue 7
  • Chapter 1 - The Origin of Ethics 13
  • Chapter 2 - Happiness 40
  • Chapter 3 - Character Virtue 60
  • Part Two - Prudence and Character Virtue 83
  • Chapter 4 - Prudence in Socrates and Plato 87
  • Chapter 5 - Prudence in Aristotle 107
  • Chapter 6 - Prudence in Stoicism 126
  • Glossary 139
  • Selected Greek Virtue Ethicists 151
  • Bibliographical Essay 155
  • Bibliography 174
  • Index 185
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