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Confronting Aristotle's Ethics : ancient and modern morality

"What is the good life? Posing this question today would likely elicit very different answers. Some might say that the good life means doing good - improving one's community and the lives of others. Others might respond that it means doing well - cultivating one's own abilities in a meaningful way. But for Aristotle these two distinct ideas - doing good and doing well - were one and the same and could be realized in a single life. In Confronting Aristotle's Ethics, Eugene Garver examines how we can draw this conclusion from Aristotle's works, while also studying how this conception of the good life relates to contemporary ideas of morality."--Jacket
Print Book, English, 2006
University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2006
ix, 290 pages ; 24 cm
9780226283982, 9780226270197, 0226283984, 022627019X
What Aristotle's Rhetoric can tell us about the rationality of virtue
Decision, rational powers, and irrational powers
The varieties of moral failure
Passion and the two sides of virtue
Aristotle's ethical virtues are political virtues
The ethical dimensions of Aristotle's Metaphysics
Living politically and living rationally : choosing ends and choosing lives