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by Daniel C. Russell

eBook Practical Intelligence and the Virtues download ISBN: 0199698449
Author: Daniel C. Russell
Publisher: Oxford University Press; Reprint edition (May 23, 2012)
Language: English
Pages: 458
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Daniel Russell (P. He is the author of Plato on Pleasure and the Good Life (Oxford, 2005), and is currently completing a book on the relation of virtue t. .

University of Arizona, 2000) is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Wichita State University, Kansas. He is the author of Plato on Pleasure and the Good Life (Oxford, 2005), and is currently completing a book on the relation of virtue to happiness, bridging ancient and modern perspectives.

Russell Daniel C. (EN). One of the most important developments in modern moral philosophy is the resurgence of interest in the virtues. In this new book, Daniel Russell explores two important hopes for such an approach to moral thought: that starting from the virtues should cast light on what makes an action right, and that notions like character, virtue, and vice should yield a plausible picture of human psychology. Russell argues that the key to each of these hopes is an understanding ofthe cognitive and deliberative skills involved in the virtues.

In this new book, Daniel Russell explores two important hopes for such an approach to moral thought: that . Written in a clear and careful manner, Practical Intelligence and the Virtues will appeal to philosophers and students alike in moral philosophy and moral psychology.

In this new book, Daniel Russell explores two important hopes for such an approach to moral thought: that starting from the virtues should cast light on what makes an action right, and that notions like character, virtue, and vice should yield a plausible picture of human psychology. Russell argues that the key to each of these hopes is an understanding of the cognitive and deliberative skills involved in the virtues. Magbasa pa. I-collapse.

In this new book, Daniel Russell explores two important hopes for such an approach to moral thought: that starting from the virtues should cast light on what makes an action right, and that notions like character, virtue, and vice should yield a plausible picture One of the most important developments in modern moral philosophy is the resurgence of interest in the virtues.

Daniel Russell's Practical Intelligence and the Virtues is principally a defense of the Aristotelian claim that phronesis is part of every unqualified virtue-a defense of what Russell calls "hard virtue theory" and "hard virtue ethics.

Daniel Russell develops the idea that a necessary part of virtue is practical intelligence, the skill of determining what the right (. kind or fair) thing to do would be on a given occasion, which requires much time, experience, and practice

Daniel Russell develops the idea that a necessary part of virtue is practical intelligence, the skill of determining what the right (. kind or fair) thing to do would be on a given occasion, which requires much time, experience, and practice. This idea, drawn from classical philosophy, has a key role to play in contemporary virtue ethics.

One of the most important developments in modern moral philosophy is the resurgence of interest in the virtues. In this new book, Daniel Russell explores two important hopes for such an approach to moral thought: that starting from the virtues should cast light on what makes an action right, and that notions like character, virtue, and vice should yield a plausible picture of human psychology. Russell argues that the key to each of these hopes is an understanding of the cognitive and deliberative skills involved in the virtues. If right action is defined in terms of acting generously or kindly, then these virtues must involve skills for determining what the kind or generous thing to do would be on a given occasion. Likewise, Russell argues that understanding virtuous action as the intelligent pursuit of virtuous goals yields a promising picture of the psychology of virtue. This book develops an Aristotelian account of the virtue of practical intelligence or "phronesis"--an excellence of deliberating and making choices--which Russell argues is a necessary part of every virtue. This emphasis on the roots of the virtues in the practical intellect contrasts with ambivalence about the practical intellect in much recent work on the virtues--a trend Russell argues is ultimately perilous for virtue theory. This book also takes a penetrating look at issues like the unity of the virtues, responsibility for character, and that elusive figure, 'the virtuous person'. Written in a clear and careful manner, Practical Intelligence and the Virtues will appeal to philosophers and students alike in moral philosophy and moral psychology.