Virtue, Vice and Value
By (author) Thomas Hurka
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Virtue, Vice and Value by Thomas Hurka
Book DescriptionWhat are virtue and vice, and how do they relate to other moral properties such as goodness and rightness? Thomas Hurka defends a distinctive perfectionist view according to which the virtues are higher-level intrinsic goods, ones that involve morally appropriate attitudes to other, independent goods and evils. He develops this highly original view in detail and argues for its superiority over rival views, including those given by virtue ethics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195158656
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 10-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Thomas Hurka
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British Ethical Theorists from Sidgwick to Ewing, Hardback (November 2014)
This is the first full historical study of a key strand in the development of modern moral philosophy. The subject is a school of British ethical theorists from the late 19th to the mid-20th century, including Sidgwick and Moore. Hurka shows what these philosophers thought, how they influenced each other, and how their ideas changed through time.
Grasshopper, Paperback (April 2014)
"This unique book quite bowled me over, both intellectually and as a gorgeous literary feast. Bernard Suits not only makes philosophy enjoyable, as it should be, but does so without any compromise of real profundity." -- Simon Blackburn, Cambridge University
Drawing Morals, Hardback (August 2011)» View all books by Thomas Hurka
This volume contains selected essays in moral and political philosophy by Thomas Hurka.
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