The Resource Uneasy virtue, Julia Driver

Uneasy virtue, Julia Driver

Label
Uneasy virtue
Title
Uneasy virtue
Statement of responsibility
Julia Driver
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The predominant view of moral virtue can be traced back to Aristotle. He believed that moral virtue must involve intellectual excellence. To have moral virtue, one must have practical wisdom - the ability to deliberate well and to see what is morally relevant in a given context. Julia Driver challenges this classical theory of virtue, arguing that it fails to take into account virtues that do seem to involve ignorance or epistemic defect. Some "virtues of ignorance" are counterexamples to accounts of virtue that told that moral virtue must involve practical wisdom. Modesty, for example, is centrally considered to be a virtue even though the modest person may be making an inaccurate assessment of his or her accomplishments." "Driver argues that we should abandon the highly intellectualist view of virtue and instead adopt a consequenialist perspective that holds that virtue is simply a character trait that systematically produces good consequences. In this approach, what counts as human excellence will be determined by conditions external to agency, such as consequences. Uneasy Virtue presents a stimulating and accessible defense of the idea that the importance of the virtues and the ideas of virtue ethicists are best understood within a consequentialist framework."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
170
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1521
LC item number
.D75 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in philosophy
Label
Uneasy virtue, Julia Driver
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-130) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Aristotelian conception of virtue -- The virtues of ignorance -- Dubious virtue psychology -- A consequentialist theory of virtue -- Virtue and the will
Control code
ocm51296912
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 134 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511019814
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36666439
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)51296912
  • ebscoaca0511019815

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