By (author) Gabriele Taylor
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Deadly Vices by Gabriele Taylor
Book DescriptionGabriele Taylor presents a philosophical investigation of the 'ordinary' vices traditionally seen as 'death to the soul': sloth, envy, avarice, pride, anger, lust, and gluttony. This complements recent work by moral philosophers on virtue, and opens up the neglected topic of the vices for further study. Whilst in a mild form the vices may be ordinary and common failings, Deadly Vices makes the case that for those wholly in their grip they are fatally destructive, preventing the flourishing of the self and of a worthwhile life. An agent therefore has a powerful reason to avoid such states and dispositions and rather to cultivate those virtues that counteract a deadly vice. In dealing with individual vices, their impact on the self, and their interrelation, Deadly Vices offers a unified account of the vices that not only encompasses the healing virtues but also engages with issues in the philosophy of mind as well as in moral philosophy, and shows the connection between them. Literary examples are used to highlight central features of individual vices and set them in context.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199548682
(202mm x 135mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gabriele Taylor
Deadly Vices, Hardback (June 2006)
Presents a philosophical investigation of the 'ordinary' vices traditionally seen as 'death to the soul': sloth, envy, avarice, pride, anger, lust, and gluttony. This work offers an account of the vices that not only encompass the healing virtues, but also engage with issues in the philosophy of mind as well as in moral philosophy.
Pride, Shame and Guilt, Hardback (October 1985)» View all books by Gabriele Taylor
Presenting a discussion of pride, shame and guilt, this work shows how these beliefs are alike in that they are directed towards the self and its status, and how they differ in the specific view taken of the self. It illustrates the experience of these three emotions by examples taken from English literature.
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Author Biography - Gabriele Taylor
Gabriele Taylor is an Emeritus Fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford, where she was Senior Lecturer in Philosophy. She has contributed to several volumes in moral philosophy, including Philosophy, Psychology and Psychiatry (CUP, 1994) and How Should One Live? (Clarendon Press, 1996) and is the author of Pride, Shame, and Guilt: Emotions of Self-Assessment (Clarendon Press, 1985).
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