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The Resource Moral virtue and nature, Stephen R. Brown

Moral virtue and nature, Stephen R. Brown

Label
Moral virtue and nature
Title
Moral virtue and nature
Statement of responsibility
Stephen R. Brown
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"What makes someone a good human being? Is there an objective answer to this question, an answer that can be given in naturalistic terms? For ages philosophers have attempted to develop some sort of naturalistic ethics. Against ethical naturalism, however, notable philosophers have contended that such projects are impossible, due to the existence of some sort of 'gap' between facts and values. Others have suggested that teleology, upon which many forms of ethical naturalism depend, is an outdated metaphysical concept." "This book argues that a good human being is one who has those traits the possession of which enables someone to achieve those ends natural to beings like us. Thus, the answer to the question of what makes a good human being is given in terms both objective and naturalistic. The author shows that neither 'is-ought' gaps nor objections concerning teleology pose insurmountable problems for naturalistic virtue ethics. This work is a much needed contribution to the ongoing debate about ethical theory and ethical virtue."--Jacket
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DLC
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Brown, Stephen R
Dewey number
171/.2
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1012
LC item number
.B738 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Continuum studies in philosophy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Ethics
Label
Moral virtue and nature, Stephen R. Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [123]-148) 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
Contents
Ethical naturalism -- Natural teleology -- Good human beings -- Facts and values -- Moral virtue and nature
Control code
173480441
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 151 pages
Isbn
9780826498717
Lccn
2007038685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)173480441
Label
Moral virtue and nature, Stephen R. Brown
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [123]-148) 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
Contents
Ethical naturalism -- Natural teleology -- Good human beings -- Facts and values -- Moral virtue and nature
Control code
173480441
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 151 pages
Isbn
9780826498717
Lccn
2007038685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)173480441

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