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The Resource Desiring the good : ancient proposals and contemporary theory, Katja Maria Vogt

Desiring the good : ancient proposals and contemporary theory, Katja Maria Vogt

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Desiring the good : ancient proposals and contemporary theory
Title
Desiring the good
Title remainder
ancient proposals and contemporary theory
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Katja Maria Vogt
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Language
eng
Summary
Desiring the Good defends a novel and distinctive approach in ethics that is inspired by ancient philosophy. Ethics, according to this approach, starts from one question and its most immediate answer: "what is the good for human beings?"--"a well-going human life." Ethics thus conceived is broader than moral philosophy. It includes a range of topics in psychology and metaphysics. Plato's Philebus is the ancestor of this approach. Its first premise, defended in Book I of Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics, is that the final agential good is the good human life. Though Aristotle introduces this premise while analyzing human activities, it is absent from approaches in the theory of action that self-identify as Aristotelian. This absence, Vogt argues, is a deep and far-reaching mistake, one that can be traced back to Elizabeth Anscombe's influential proposals. And yet, the book is Anscombian in spirit. It engages with ancient texts in order to contribute to philosophy today, and it takes questions about the human mind to be prior to, and relevant to, substantive normative matters. In this spirit, Desiring the Good puts forward a new version of the Guise of the Good, namely that desire to have one's life go well shapes and sustains mid- and small-scale motivations. A theory of good human lives, it is argued, must make room for a plurality of good lives. Along these lines, the book lays out a non-relativist version of Protagoras's Measure Doctrine and defends a new kind of realism about good human lives
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1968-
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Vogt, Katja Maria
Dewey number
170
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Ethics
Label
Desiring the good : ancient proposals and contemporary theory, Katja Maria Vogt
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A blueprint for ethics -- The good and the good human life -- Disagreement, value, measure -- The long goodbye from relativism -- The guide of the good -- The nature of pursuits -- The metaphysics of the sphere of action
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ocn988167060
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190692483
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Oxford University Press
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988167060
Label
Desiring the good : ancient proposals and contemporary theory, Katja Maria Vogt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A blueprint for ethics -- The good and the good human life -- Disagreement, value, measure -- The long goodbye from relativism -- The guide of the good -- The nature of pursuits -- The metaphysics of the sphere of action
Control code
ocn988167060
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780190692483
Note
Oxford University Press
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)988167060

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