Pagan Virtue: An Essay in Ethics

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

An early version of the work was read by Roger Scruton, S. L. Goldberg, Christopher Cordner, and Noel Malcolm, and I am extremely grateful for their criticisms. Parts of the book were also read by Mark Archer, James Tregear, and Joachim Whaley, all of whom made helpful suggestions. For the final version I am especially indebted to John Vallance, who extensively corrected my amateur classical scholarship, whilst remaining perturbed that I should so often approach Aristotle through Aquinas, and Colin Burrow, whose acute and relentless criticism brought about numerous improvements in structure and style. Perhaps it would not be amiss to mention two books which greatly stimulated my thoughts on the subject: Alasdair MacIntyre After Virtue, and Martha Nussbaum The Fragility of Goodness.

The book was first conceived during my tenure of visiting fellowships at the Humanities Research Centre and the History of Ideas Unit at the Australian National University, and I have happy memories of both institutions. The last two chapters were written, and the book finally revised, during five months at the University of Doshisha, Kyoto, in 1988, for the delightful hospitality of which I am most grateful.

Portions of this book, in earlier versions, have been previously published as follows: pp. 67-78 and 91-9 were published as "The Noble", in A. Phillips Griffiths (ed.), Philosophy and Literature, Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures ( Cambridge, 1984), pp. 135-55; pp. 85-9, originally the text for a sermon for The Commemoration of Benefactors, in Caius College, were published as "How Can we Have a Duty to the Dead?" in The Salisbury Review (Spring 1983), pp. 4-6; pp. 118-28 were published as "Emotion and Imagination", in The Philosophical Quarterly ( January 1984), pp. 1-14.

Finally I record my gratitude to Gonville and Caius Collegefor providing an environment in which research can be carried out, and life lived.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS *
  • Contents *
  • I - PERSONS 1
  • 2 - COURAGE 51
  • 3 - TEMPERANCE 104
  • 4 - PRACTICAL WISDOM 144
  • 5 - JUSTICE 172
  • 6 - PAGAN VIRTUES? 199
  • 7 - POSTSCRIPT: HOMER, SHAKESPEARE, AND THE CONFLICT OF VALUES 211
  • BIBLOGRAPHY 227
  • Index 233
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