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Virtue, vice, and value, Thomas Hurka

Label
Virtue, vice, and value
Title
Virtue, vice, and value
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Hurka
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What are virtue and vice, and how do they relate to other moral properties such as goodness and rightness? Thomas Hurka defends a perfectionist account of virtue and vice that gives distinctive answers to these questions. His account treats the virtues as higher-level intrinsic goods, ones that involve morally appropriate attitudes to other, independent goods and evils. Virtue by itself makes a person's life better, but in a way that depends on the goodness of other things." "This account was accepted by many early 20th-century philosophers, including Brentano, Moore, Rashdall, and Ross. Hurka elaborates it further than has been done before, describing its mathematical structure, connecting it to individual virtues and vices, and applying it to specific issues such as the morality of fantasy and the proper roles of private charity and the welfare state. While doing so, he argues for its superiority over rival accounts of virtue, including those defended under the heading of virtue ethics. Virtue, Vice, and Value makes a novel contribution to virtue theory and the theory of value, defending views unlike those most discussed in contemporary ethics."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hurka, Thomas
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ171.V55
LC item number
H87 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Virtue
  • Vertus
Label
Virtue, vice, and value, Thomas Hurka
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-264) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • How Great a Good Is Virtue?
  • 6.
  • Attitudes, Beliefs, and Love as a Condition of Value
  • 7.
  • Extending the Account
  • 8.
  • Against Virtue Ethics
  • 1.
  • The Recursive Account
  • 2.
  • Merits and Implications
  • 3.
  • Degrees of Virtue and Vice
  • 4.
  • Varieties of Virtue and Vice
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 272 p.
Isbn
9780195158656
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
00022588
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)43607243
  • (OCoLC)ocm43607243
Label
Virtue, vice, and value, Thomas Hurka
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-264) and index
Contents
  • 5.
  • How Great a Good Is Virtue?
  • 6.
  • Attitudes, Beliefs, and Love as a Condition of Value
  • 7.
  • Extending the Account
  • 8.
  • Against Virtue Ethics
  • 1.
  • The Recursive Account
  • 2.
  • Merits and Implications
  • 3.
  • Degrees of Virtue and Vice
  • 4.
  • Varieties of Virtue and Vice
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 272 p.
Isbn
9780195158656
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
00022588
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)43607243
  • (OCoLC)ocm43607243

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