The Fabric of Character: Aristotle's Theory of Virtue

Oxford University Press (1989)
Most traditional accounts of Aristotle's theory of ethical education neglect its cognitive aspects. This book asserts that, in Aristotle's view, excellence of character comprises both the sentiments and practical reason. Sherman focuses particularly on four aspects of practical reason as they relate to character: moral perception, choicemaking, collaboration, and the development of those capacities in moral education. Throughout the book, she is sensitive to contemporary moral debates, and indicates the extent to which Aristotle's account of practical reason provides an alternative to theories of impartial reason.
Keywords Virtue History  Character History
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Call number B491.V57.S52 1989
ISBN(s) 0198239173   0198244517   9780198239178  
DOI 10.1086/293245
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