Perfecting Virtue: New Essays on Kantian Ethics and Virtue Ethics

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Lawrence Jost, Julian Wuerth
Cambridge University Press, Feb 3, 2011 - Philosophy
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In western philosophy today, the three leading approaches to normative ethics are those of Kantian ethics, virtue ethics and utilitarianism. In recent years the debate between Kantian ethicists and virtue ethicists has assumed an especially prominent position. The twelve newly commissioned essays in this volume, by leading scholars in both traditions, explore key aspects of each approach as related to the debate, and identify new common ground but also real and lasting differences between these approaches. The volume provides a rich overview of the continuing debate between two powerful forms of enquiry, and will be valuable for a wide range of students and scholars working in these fields.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Chapter 1 Virtue ethics in relation to Kantian ethics an opinionated overview and commentary
8
Chapter 2 What does the Aristotelian phronimos know?
38
Chapter 3 Kant and agentoriented ethics
58
Chapter 4 The difference that ends make
92
Chapter 5 Two pictures of practical thinking
116
Chapter 6 Moving beyond Kants account of agency in the Grounding
147
Chapter 7 A Kantian conception of human flourishing
164
Chapter 8 Kantian perfectionism
194
Chapter 9 Aristotle the Stoics and Kant on anger
215
Chapter 10 Kants impartial virtues of love
241
Chapter 11 The problem we all have with deontology
260
Chapter 12 Intuition system and the paradox of deontology
271
Bibliography
289
Index
302
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Lawrence Jost is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cincinnati. He is the co-editor of Eudaimonia and Well-Being (2003).

Julian Wuerth is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. He is the author of Kant on Mind, Action, and Ethics (2010).

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