Aristotelian Ethics in Contemporary Perspective
Edited by Julia Peters
Routledge – 2013 – 238 pages
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.
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.