By bringing together influential critics of neo-Aristotelian virtue ethics and some of the strongest defenders of an Aristotelian approach, this collection provides a fresh assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of Aristotelian virtue ethics and its contemporary interpretations. Contributors critically discuss and re-assess the neo-Aristotelian paradigm which has been predominant in the philosophical discourse on virtue for the past 30 years.
Table of Contents
Introduction: ‘Aristotelian Ethics in Contemporary Perspective’ Julia Peters Part I: Themes in (Neo-)Aristotelian Virtue Ethics 1. ‘Aristotle on Virtue: Wrong, Wrong and Wrong’ Thomas Hurka 2. ‘Aristotle on Virtue: A Response to Hurka’ Anthony Price 3. ‘The Benefit of Virtue’ Christoph Halbig 4. ‘Well-Being and Eudaimonia: A Reply to Haybron’ Mark LeBar and Daniel Russell 5. Virtue, Personal Good, and the Silencing of Reasons’ Julia Peters 6. ‘Human Nature, Virtue, and Rationality’ John Hacker-Wright 7. ‘Good (as) Human Beings’ Philipp Brüllmann 8. ‘Attachment Theory, Character and Naturalism’ Edward Harcourt 9. ‘Notes Towards an Empirical Psychology of Virtue: Exploring the Personality Scaffolding of Virtue’ Nancy Snow 10. ‘Natural Virtue and Proper Upbringing’ Candace Vogler 11. ‘Kalou Heneka’ Timothy Chappell Part II: Beyond (Neo-)Aristotelian Virtue Ethics 12. ‘A new Metaphysics for Virtue Ethics: Hume meets Heidegger’ Christine Swanton 13. ‘A Kantian Plea for Virtues?’ Erasmus Mayr 14. ‘Towards a Humean Virtue Ethics’ Lorenzo Greco
Julia Peters is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Bonn, Germany.
"The volume is an extremely useful tool for scholars and advanced students in moral philosophy in general and, more particularly, in Aristotelian and Neo-Aristotelian ethics."-Annamaria Schiaparelli, University of Geneva