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Author Sherman, Nancy, 1951-

Title Making a necessity of virtue : Aristotle and Kant on virtue / Nancy Sherman
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1997


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Description xvii, 387 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Ch. 1. A New Dialogue -- Ch. 2. The Emotional Structure of Aristotelian Virtue -- Ch. 3. A Brief Stoic Interlude -- Ch. 4. The Passional Underpinnings of Kantian Virtue -- Ch. 5. The Shared Voyage -- Ch. 6. Aristotelian Particularism -- Ch. 7. Making Room for Practical Wisdom in Kantian Ethics -- Ch. 8. Perfecting Kantian Virtue: Discretionary Latitude and Superlative Virtue
Summary This book is the first to offer a detailed analysis of Aristotelian and Kantian ethics together in a way that remains faithful to the texts and responsive to debates in contemporary ethics. Recent moral philosophy has seen a revival of interest in the concept of virtue, and with it a reassessment of the role of virtue in the work of Aristotle and Kant. This book brings that reassessment to a new level of sophistication. Nancy Sherman argues that Kant preserves a notion of virtue in his moral theory that bears recognizable traces of the Aristotelian and Stoic traditions, and that his complex anthropology of morals brings him into surprising alliance with Aristotle. She develops her argument through close readings of major texts by both Aristotle and Kant, illustrating points of congruence and contrast
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-380) and index
Subject 880-01 Aristotle -- Ethics.
880-01 Αριστοτέλης, -- Ηθική.
Aristotle -- Ethics.
Aristotle. Nicomachean ethics. English -- Ethics.
Aristotle. Nicomachean ethics. English.
Kant, Immanuel, 1724-1804 -- Ethics.
LC no. 96026314
ISBN 0521563836