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The Handbook of Virtue Ethics

Edited by: Stan van Hooft , Nafsika Athanassoulis , Jason Kawall , Justin Oakley , Nicole Saunders , Liezl Van Zyl

Print publication date:  November  2013
Online publication date:  September  2014

Print ISBN: 9781844656394
eBook ISBN: 9781315729053
Adobe ISBN: 9781317544777

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Virtue ethics has emerged as a distinct field within moral theory - whether as an alternative account of right action or as a conception of normativity which departs entirely from the obligatoriness of morality - and has proved itself invaluable to many aspects of contemporary applied ethics. Virtue ethics now flourishes in philosophy, sociology and theology and its applications extend to law, politics and bioethics. "The Handbook of Virtue Ethics" brings together leading international scholars to provide an overview of the field. Each chapter summarizes and assesses the most important work on a particular topic and sets this work in the context of historical developments. Taking a global approach by embracing a variety of major cultural traditions along with the Western, the "Handbook" maps the emergence of virtue ethics and provides a framework for future developments.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Eudaimonia in contemporary virtue ethics Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Stoic virtue ethics Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Naturalistic virtue ethics and the new biology Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Virtue ethics and moral sentimentalism Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Virtue ethics and utilitarianism Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Virtues and rules Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Virtue ethics, virtue theory and moral theology Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Nietzsche’s virtue ethics Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Right action and the targets of virtue Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Qualified agent and agent-based virtue ethics and the problems of right action Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The virtuous person and normativity Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Virtue and identity Download PDF
Chapter  14:  What virtues are there? Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Intellectual virtues Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Virtue, reason and wisdom Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Integrity Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The ends of courage Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Wit Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Humility, Kantian style Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Love, sex and relationships Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Forgiveness and forgivingness Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The virtue of justice revisited Download PDF
Chapter  24:  The virtues of African ethics Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Classical Confucianism as virtue ethics Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Ethics and virtue in classical Indian thinking Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Mindfulness, non-attachment and other Buddhist virtues Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Virtue in Islam Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Virtue in the clinic Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Virtue ethics and management Download PDF
Chapter  31:  Virtuous leadership: ethical and effective Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Virtue ethics in the military Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Sporting virtue and its development Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Key virtues of the psychotherapist: a eudaimonic view Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Constancy, fidelity and integrity Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Sympathy Download PDF
Chapter  37:  The problem of character Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Situationism and character: new directions Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Educating for virtue Download PDF
Chapter  40:  Literature, arts and the education of virtuous emotion Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Virtue ethics for skin-bags: an ethics of love for vulnerable creatures Download PDF
References Download PDF
Contributors Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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