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The Resource Choosing character : responsibility for virtue and vice, Jonathan Jacobs

Choosing character : responsibility for virtue and vice, Jonathan Jacobs

Label
Choosing character : responsibility for virtue and vice
Title
Choosing character
Title remainder
responsibility for virtue and vice
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Jacobs
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Are there key respects in which character and character defects are voluntary? Can agents with serious vices be rational agents? Jonathan Jacobs answers in the affirmative. Moral character is shaped through voluntary habits, Jacobs believes. Just as individuals can voluntarily lead unhappy lives without making unhappiness an end, so can they degrade their ethical characters through voluntary action that does not have establishment of vice as its end. Choosing Character presents an account of ethical disability, expanding the domain of responsibility and explicating the role of character in ethical cognition." "Jacobs contends that agents become ethically disabled voluntarily when their habits impair their ability to properly appreciate ethical considerations. Such agents are rational, responsible individuals who are yet incapable of virtuous action. The view develops and modifies Aristotelian claims concerning the fixity of character. Jacobs's interpretation is developed in contrast to the overlooked work of Maimonides, who also used Aristotelian resources but argued for the possibility of character change. The notion of ethical disability has profound ramifications for ethics and for current debates about blame and punishment."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jacobs, Jonathan A
Dewey number
170
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1451
LC item number
.J33 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Responsibility
  • Free will and determinism
  • Character
Label
Choosing character : responsibility for virtue and vice, Jonathan Jacobs
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-144) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45655064
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 149 pages
Isbn
9780801438592
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00012990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Choosing character : responsibility for virtue and vice, Jonathan Jacobs
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 141-144) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45655064
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 149 pages
Isbn
9780801438592
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00012990
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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