Virtuous Emotions Book

Virtuous Emotions


  • Author : Kristján Kristjánsson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-05-03
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198809678

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Virtuous Emotions Excerpt :

Many people are drawn towards virtue ethics because of the central place it gives to emotions in the good life. Yet it may seem odd to evaluate emotions as virtuous or non-virtuous, for how can we be held responsible for those powerful feelings that simply engulf us? And how can education help us to manage our emotional lives? The aim of this book is to offer readers a new Aristotelian analysis and moral justification of a number of emotions that Aristotle did not mention (awe, grief, and jealousy), or relegated, at best, to the level of the semi-virtuous (shame), or made disparaging remarks about (gratitude), or rejected explicitly (pity, understood as pain at another person's deserved bad fortune). Kristjan Kristjansson argues that there are good Aristotelian reasons for understanding those emotions either as virtuous or as indirectly conducive to virtue. Virtuous Emotions begins with an overview of Aristotle's ideas on the nature of emotions and of emotional value, and concludes with an account of Aristotelian emotion education.

Virtuous Emotions Book

Virtuous Emotions


  • Author : Kristján Kristjánsson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-04-26
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780192537553

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Virtuous Emotions Excerpt :

Many people are drawn towards virtue ethics because of the central place it gives to emotions in the good life. Yet it may seem odd to evaluate emotions as virtuous or non-virtuous, for how can we be held responsible for those powerful feelings that simply engulf us? And how can education help us to manage our emotional lives? The aim of this book is to offer readers a new Aristotelian analysis and moral justification of a number of emotions that Aristotle did not mention (awe, grief, and jealousy), or relegated, at best, to the level of the semi-virtuous (shame), or made disparaging remarks about (gratitude), or rejected explicitly (pity, understood as pain at another person's deserved bad fortune). Kristján Kristjánsson argues that there are good Aristotelian reasons for understanding those emotions either as virtuous or as indirectly conducive to virtue. Virtuous Emotions begins with an overview of Aristotle's ideas on the nature of emotions and of emotional value, and concludes with an account of Aristotelian emotion education.

Beyond Virtue Book

Beyond Virtue


  • Author : Liz Jackson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-11-05
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN 10 : 9781108482134

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Beyond Virtue Excerpt :

Based on psychological, political, and sociological research, this book offers insights on how to educate young people about emotions.

Inner Virtue Book

Inner Virtue


  • Author : Nicolas Bommarito
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-12
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190673383

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Inner Virtue Excerpt :

What does it mean to be a morally good person? It can be tempting to think that it is simply a matter of performing certain actions and avoiding others. And yet, there is much more to moral character than our outward actions. We expect a good person to not only behave in certain ways, but also to experience the world in certain ways within. Pleasure, emotion, and attention are important parts of our moral character despite being involuntary inner states. Inner Virtue defends a theory of why and how such states are relevant to moral character: These states say something about what kind of person one is by manifesting our deepest cares and concerns.

Emotion and Virtue Book

Emotion and Virtue


  • Author : Gopal Sreenivasan
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-11-24
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691134550

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A novel approach to the crucial role emotion plays in virtuous action What must a person be like to possess a virtue in full measure? What sort of psychological constitution does one need to be an exemplar of compassion, say, or of courage? Focusing on these two examples, Emotion and Virtue ingeniously argues that certain emotion traits play an indispensable role in virtue. With exemplars of compassion, for instance, this role is played by a modified sympathy trait, which is central to enabling these exemplars to be reliably correct judges of the compassionate thing to do in various practical situations. Indeed, according to Gopal Sreenivasan, the virtue of compassion is, in a sense, a modified sympathy trait, just as courage is a modified fear trait. While he upholds the traditional definition of virtue as a species of character trait, Sreenivasan discards other traditional precepts. For example, he rejects the unity of the virtues and raises new questions about when virtue should be taught. Unlike orthodox virtue ethics, moreover, his account does not aspire to rival consequentialism and deontology. Instead Sreenivasan repudiates the ambitions of virtue imperialism. Emotion and Virtue makes significant contributions to moral psychology and the theory of virtue alike.

Virtue  Emotion and Imagination in Law and Legal Reasoning Book

Virtue Emotion and Imagination in Law and Legal Reasoning


  • Author : Amalia Amaya
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-02-06
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781509925155

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Virtue Emotion and Imagination in Law and Legal Reasoning Excerpt :

What is the role and value of virtue, emotion and imagination in law and legal reasoning? These new essays, by leading scholars of both law and philosophy, offer striking and exploratory answers to this neglected question. The collection takes a holistic approach, inquiring as to the connections and relations between virtue, emotion and imagination. In addition to the principal focus on adjudication, essays in the collection also engage with a variety of different legal, political and moral contexts: eg criminal law sentencing, the Black Lives Matter movement and professional ethics. A number of different areas of the law are addressed (eg criminal law, constitutional law and tort law) and the issues explored include: the benefits and limits of empathy in legal reasoning; the role of attention and perception in judicial reasoning;, the identification of judicial virtues (such as compassion and humility) and judicial vices (such as callousness and partiality); the values and dangers of certain imaginative devices (eg personification); and the interactive and social dimensions of virtue, emotion and imagination.

Emotion and Virtue Book

Emotion and Virtue


  • Author : Gopal Sreenivasan
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-11-24
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691208701

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Emotion and Virtue Excerpt :

A novel approach to the crucial role emotion plays in virtuous action What must a person be like to possess a virtue in full measure? What sort of psychological constitution does one need to be an exemplar of compassion, say, or of courage? Focusing on these two examples, Emotion and Virtue ingeniously argues that certain emotion traits play an indispensable role in virtue. With exemplars of compassion, for instance, this role is played by a modified sympathy trait, which is central to enabling these exemplars to be reliably correct judges of the compassionate thing to do in various practical situations. Indeed, according to Gopal Sreenivasan, the virtue of compassion is, in a sense, a modified sympathy trait, just as courage is a modified fear trait. While he upholds the traditional definition of virtue as a species of character trait, Sreenivasan discards other traditional precepts. For example, he rejects the unity of the virtues and raises new questions about when virtue should be taught. Unlike orthodox virtue ethics, moreover, his account does not aspire to rival consequentialism and deontology. Instead Sreenivasan repudiates the ambitions of virtue imperialism. Emotion and Virtue makes significant contributions to moral psychology and the theory of virtue alike.

Understanding Virtue Book

Understanding Virtue


  • Author : Jennifer Cole Wright
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-20
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190655150

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Understanding Virtue Excerpt :

The last thirty years have seen a resurgence of interest in virtue among philosophers, psychologists, and educators. Over time, this interdisciplinary conversation has included character cultivation and education, in addition to more abstract, theoretical discussions of virtue. As is often the case when various disciplinary endeavors become entwined, this renewed interest in virtue cultivation faces an important challenge--namely, meeting the varying requirements imposed by different disciplinary standards. For virtue in particular, this means developing an account that practitioners from multiple disciplines find sufficiently rigorous, substantive, and useful. This volume represents a response to this interdisciplinary challenge. This co-authored book not only provides a framework for quantifying virtues, but also explores how we can understand virtue in a philosophically-informed way that is compatible with the best thinking available in personality psychology. Its objective is twofold: first, drawing on whole trait theory in psychology and Aristotelian virtue ethics, it offers accounts of virtue and character that are both philosophically sound and psychologically realistic. Second, the volume presents strategies for how virtue and character can be translated into empirically measurable variables and, thus, measured systematically, relying on the insights from the latest research in personality, social, developmental, and cognitive psychology, and psychological science more broadly. This volume presents a major contribution to the emerging science of virtue measurement and character, demonstrating just how philosophical understanding and psychological research can enrich each other.

Virtuous Liaisons Book

Virtuous Liaisons


  • Author : Raja Halwani
  • Publisher : Open Court Publishing
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 315
  • ISBN 10 : 0812695437

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Author Raja Halwani discusses how virtue ethics illuminates the three central areas of our lives -- care, love, and sex -- which are often considered to be crucial to a well-lived life. Halwani concludes that virtue ethics allows for those sexual lifestyles that are deemed by traditional morality to be wrong -- promiscuity, open relationships, and sex work -- which boldly counters the conservative viewpoint of many virtue ethicists. This argument about the relationship between romantic love and virtue also examines the works of other philosophers.

Emotional Virtue Book

Emotional Virtue


  • Author : Sarah Swafford
  • Publisher : Totus Tuus Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-15
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9780991375462

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Emotional Virtue Excerpt :

Drama-Free Relationships. Do they even exist? Today’s dating scene is more complicated than ever, especially with social media, texting, and the endless pressure of the world’s expectations. How can men and women overcome the interior and exterior battles and discover the love they desire? From “Hey” to “I do”—as well as the inevitable “gray areas” along the way—Emotional Virtue offers a compelling blueprint for how to thrive in every stage of a relationship—not just survive.

Virtue as Identity Book

Virtue as Identity


  • Author : Aleksandar Fatic
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2016-07-11
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783483051

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This book explores the relationship between virtue, values and both individual and collective identity.

Making a Necessity of Virtue Book
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Making a Necessity of Virtue


  • Author : Nancy Sherman
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1997-01-28
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 387
  • ISBN 10 : 0521564875

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Making a Necessity of Virtue Excerpt :

A detailed analysis of Aristotelian and Kantian ethics together, remaining faithful to the texts and responsive to contemporary debates.

Virtue Ethics and Moral Education Book

Virtue Ethics and Moral Education


  • Author : David Carr
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2005-06-22
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134697373

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Virtue Ethics and Moral Education Excerpt :

This collection of original essays on virtue ethics and moral education seeks to fill this gap in the recent literature of moral education, combining broader analyses with detailed coverage of: * the varieties of virtue * weakness and integrity * relativism and rival traditions * means and methods of educating the virtues The rare collaboration of professional ethical theorists and educational philosophers provides a ground-breaking work and an exciting new focus in a growing area of research.

Virtues and Vices in Positive Psychology Book

Virtues and Vices in Positive Psychology


  • Author : Kristján Kristjánsson
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-09-23
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107025202

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Virtues and Vices in Positive Psychology Excerpt :

Positive psychology is one of the biggest growth industries in the discipline of psychology. At the present time, the subfield of 'positive education' seems poised to take the world of education and teacher training by storm. In this first book-length philosophical study of positive psychology, Professor Kristján Kristjánsson subjects positive psychology's recent inroads into virtue theory and virtue education to sustained conceptual and moral scrutiny. Professor Kristjánsson's interdisciplinary perspective constructively integrates insights, evidence and considerations from social science and philosophy in a way that is easily accessible to the general reader. He offers an extended critique of positive psychology generally and 'positive education' in particular, exploring the philosophical assumptions, underpinnings and implications of these academic trends in detail. This provocative book will excite anyone interested in cutting-edge research on positive psychology and on the virtues that lie at the intersection of psychology, philosophy of mind, moral philosophy, education, and daily life.

Artful Virtue  The Interplay of the Beautiful and the Good in the Scottish Enlightenment Book

Artful Virtue The Interplay of the Beautiful and the Good in the Scottish Enlightenment


  • Author : Leslie Ellen Brown
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-09
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317178330

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Artful Virtue The Interplay of the Beautiful and the Good in the Scottish Enlightenment Excerpt :

During the Scottish Enlightenment the relationship between aesthetics and ethics became deeply ingrained: beauty was the sensible manifestation of virtue; the fine arts represented the actions of a virtuous mind; to deeply understand artful and natural beauty was to identify with moral beauty; and the aesthetic experience was indispensable in making value judgments. This book reveals the history of how the Scots applied the vast landscape of moral philosophy to the specific territories of beauty - in nature, aesthetics and ethics - in the eighteenth century. The author explores a wide variety of sources, from academic lectures and institutional record, to more popular texts such as newspapers and pamphlets, to show how the idea that beauty and art made individuals and society more virtuous was elevated and understood in Scottish society.