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The Fabric of Character: Aristotle's Theory of Virtue (Clarendon…

by Nancy Sherman

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There is a resurgence of interest in Aristotle's ethical theory, and this book contributes to the debate by asserting that, in Aristotle's view, excellence of character is constituted both by the sentiments and by practical reason. Throughout the arguments of the book, Nancy Sherman issensitive to contemporary moral debates, and indicates the extent to which Aristotle's account of practical reason provides an alternative to theories of impartial reason.… (more)
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This book is very good. So good I will have to eviscerate it in my dissertation. It is a very very good interpretation of what Aristotle means by "character," especially insofar as it takes into account Aristotle's nuanced concept of prohairesis (roughly, choices that reveal character), and concludes--correctly IMHO--that good deliberation will always entail the coordination between emotions and reason. ( )
  reganrule | Apr 5, 2016 |
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There is a resurgence of interest in Aristotle's ethical theory, and this book contributes to the debate by asserting that, in Aristotle's view, excellence of character is constituted both by the sentiments and by practical reason. Throughout the arguments of the book, Nancy Sherman issensitive to contemporary moral debates, and indicates the extent to which Aristotle's account of practical reason provides an alternative to theories of impartial reason.

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