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The Resource Action and ethics in Aristotle and Hegel : escaping the malign influence of Kant, Gary Pendlebury, Open University in the East Midlands, UK

Action and ethics in Aristotle and Hegel : escaping the malign influence of Kant, Gary Pendlebury, Open University in the East Midlands, UK

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Action and ethics in Aristotle and Hegel : escaping the malign influence of Kant
Title
Action and ethics in Aristotle and Hegel
Title remainder
escaping the malign influence of Kant
Statement of responsibility
Gary Pendlebury, Open University in the East Midlands, UK
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Pendlebury alleges that abstraction and rationalization have had a strong and malign influence on normative moral philosophy in the 20th century. Criticizing writers such as Hare, Rawls and Scanlon for pursuing a conception of moral philosophy that bears little resemblance to the way in which human beings actually think and conduct themselves, Pendlebury, instead, suggests a 'Virtue Ethics' inspired by Hegel's and Aristotle's accounts of action as a corrective to this trend, showing that moral activity is historically and socially based and must address the formed character of individual agents. This trend, which began with the responses by Locke, Hume and Kant to Descartes' Meditations, rendered moral philosophy individualistic and psychologistic in contrast to Aristotle and Hegel's claim that man is essentially a social creature. Pendlebury argues that this should be the starting point of any account and understanding of morality which roots the concept of will in the practical activity involved in being a member of an ethical community rather than an abstract metaphysical entity that is supposedly in the possession of individuals. In providing a critique of modern moral philosophy from this perspective, Pendlebury's line of enquiry lends much support to 'Virtue Ethics' as exemplified in the work of Hursthouse and Slote, while taking a more combative approach with those with whom he disputes. In doing so he shows that serious considerations of continental philosophy highlights the richness of moral activity absent from 'analytical' tradition which for so long has been bent on marginalizing it."--Provided by publisher
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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1959-
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Pendlebury, Gary
Dewey number
128.4
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Ashgate new critical thinking in philosophy
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  • Aristotle
  • Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich
  • Kant, Immanuel
  • Act (Philosophy)
  • Ethics
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Action and ethics in Aristotle and Hegel : escaping the malign influence of Kant, Gary Pendlebury, Open University in the East Midlands, UK
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Publication
Note
"First published 2006 by Ashgate Publishing"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Chapter Introduction -- part Part One: Hegel on Philosophy, Ethics and Will -- chapter 1 Modern Philosophy and Ethics -- chapter 2 Ethics and the Individual: Law, Reason and Freedom -- chapter 3 Will, Ethics and Action -- part Part Two: Aristotle and Hegel on the Conditions o f Action -- chapter 4 Reason and Desire in Character and Action -- chapter 5 Judgement, Conscience and Weakness of Will -- chapter 6 Agency, Choice and Self-Sufficiency -- chapter 7 Eudaimonia and Action
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ocn993650080
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (222 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351960977
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)993650080
Label
Action and ethics in Aristotle and Hegel : escaping the malign influence of Kant, Gary Pendlebury, Open University in the East Midlands, UK
Publication
Note
"First published 2006 by Ashgate Publishing"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Chapter Introduction -- part Part One: Hegel on Philosophy, Ethics and Will -- chapter 1 Modern Philosophy and Ethics -- chapter 2 Ethics and the Individual: Law, Reason and Freedom -- chapter 3 Will, Ethics and Action -- part Part Two: Aristotle and Hegel on the Conditions o f Action -- chapter 4 Reason and Desire in Character and Action -- chapter 5 Judgement, Conscience and Weakness of Will -- chapter 6 Agency, Choice and Self-Sufficiency -- chapter 7 Eudaimonia and Action
Control code
ocn993650080
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (222 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781351960977
Note
Taylor & Francis
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)993650080

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