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The Resource Putting on virtue : the legacy of the splendid vices, Jennifer A. Herdt

Putting on virtue : the legacy of the splendid vices, Jennifer A. Herdt

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Putting on virtue : the legacy of the splendid vices
Title
Putting on virtue
Title remainder
the legacy of the splendid vices
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer A. Herdt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Augustine famously claimed that the virtues of pagan Rome were nothing more than splendid vices. This critique has reinvented itself as a suspicion of acquired virtue as such, and true Christian virtue has, ever since, been set against a false, hypocritical virtue alleged merely to conceal pride. Putting On Virtue reveals how a distrust of learned and habituated virtue shaped both early modern Christian moral reflection and secular forms of ethical thought. Jennifer Herdt develops her claims through an argument of broad historical sweep, which brings together the Aristotelian tradition as take
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1967-
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Herdt, Jennifer A.
Dewey number
179/.9
Index
index present
LC call number
BV4633
LC item number
.H47 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Virtue
  • Imitation
  • Christian ethics
  • Ethics
  • SELF-HELP
  • Christian ethics
  • Ethics
  • Imitation
  • Virtue
Label
Putting on virtue : the legacy of the splendid vices, Jennifer A. Herdt
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-431) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I: Splendid vices and imperfect virtues -- Aristotle and the puzzles of habituation -- Augustine : disordered loves and the problem of pride -- Aquinas : making space for pagan virtue -- Part II: Mimetic virtue -- Erasmus : putting on Christ -- The Jesuit theatrical tradition : acting virtuous -- Part III: The exodus from virtue -- Luther : saved hypocrites -- Bunyan and Puritan life-writing : the virtue of self-examination -- Part IV: The anatomy of virtue -- Jesuits and Jansenists : Gracián and Pascal -- Emancipating worldly virtue : Nicole, La Rochefoucauld, and Mandeville -- Part V: Pagan virtue and modern moral philosophy -- Rousseau and the virtue of authenticity -- Hume and the bourgeois rehabilitation of pride -- Kant and the pursuit of noumenal purity
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435816403
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 454 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226327259
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)435816403
Label
Putting on virtue : the legacy of the splendid vices, Jennifer A. Herdt
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 355-431) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part I: Splendid vices and imperfect virtues -- Aristotle and the puzzles of habituation -- Augustine : disordered loves and the problem of pride -- Aquinas : making space for pagan virtue -- Part II: Mimetic virtue -- Erasmus : putting on Christ -- The Jesuit theatrical tradition : acting virtuous -- Part III: The exodus from virtue -- Luther : saved hypocrites -- Bunyan and Puritan life-writing : the virtue of self-examination -- Part IV: The anatomy of virtue -- Jesuits and Jansenists : Gracián and Pascal -- Emancipating worldly virtue : Nicole, La Rochefoucauld, and Mandeville -- Part V: Pagan virtue and modern moral philosophy -- Rousseau and the virtue of authenticity -- Hume and the bourgeois rehabilitation of pride -- Kant and the pursuit of noumenal purity
Control code
435816403
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 454 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226327259
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)435816403

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