David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 81:193-204 (2007)
Human ability to freely choose requires knowledge of human nature and the final end of man. For Aristotle, this end is happiness or full flourishing, whichinvolves various virtues. Modern scholarship has led to debate over which virtues are absolutely necessary. Taking into account the hierarchical nature of the soul and the fact that relationships with the divine and with others are necessary for human flourishing, it can be seen that human flourishing requires contemplation, phronesis and all the moral virtues, as perfections of the various parts of the soul. The truly happy person has actualized all of his faculties and potential relationships. Rather than taking one of the standard exclusivist or inclusivist viewpoints on this ‘problem of the two lives,’ this paper argues that a holistic reading of Aristotle’s ethical works requires a hierarchical and relational view of the virtues, with all of them necessary for human flourishing
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Ellen Frankel Paul, Fred Dycus Miller & Jeffrey Paul (eds.) (1999). Human Flourishing. Cambridge University Press.
William J. Zanardi (2009). Pt. 2. Human Goods and Human Flourishing : Revitalizing a Fallen Moral Culture. Quid Ipse Sis Nosse Desisti / Douglas V. Henry ; Preparation for the Cure / Anthony E. Giampietro ; Diagnosing Cultural Progress and Decline. [REVIEW] In Mark J. Cherry (ed.), The Normativity of the Natural: Human Goods, Human Virtues, and Human Flourishing. Springer.
John Cottingham (2012). The Question of Ageing. Philosophical Papers 41 (3):371-396.
Roberta M. Berry (2009). Pt. 3. The Malleability of Human Nature. Reflections on Secular Foundationalism and Our Human Future / Stephen Erickson ; Nature as Second Nature : Plasticity and Habit / Peter Wake ; The Posthumanist Challenge to a Partly Naturalized Virtue Ethics. [REVIEW] In Mark J. Cherry (ed.), The Normativity of the Natural: Human Goods, Human Virtues, and Human Flourishing. Springer.
Richard Kraut (2007). What is Good and Why: The Ethics of Well-Being. Harvard University Press.
Mark J. Cherry (2009). The Normativity of the Natural : Can Philosophers Pull Morality Out of the Magic Hat of Human Nature? In , The Normativity of the Natural: Human Goods, Human Virtues, and Human Flourishing. Springer.
Terrell Ward Bynum (2006). Flourishing Ethics. Ethics and Information Technology 8 (4):157-173.
Edward W. Younkins, “Human Nature, Flourishing, and Happiness: Toward a Synthesis of Aristotelianism, Austrian Economics, Positive Psychology, and Ayn Rand's Objectivism”.
Michael R. Slater (2007). Metaphysical Intimacy and the Moral Life: The Ethical Project Of. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 43 (1).
Mark J. Cherry (ed.) (2009). The Normativity of the Natural: Human Goods, Human Virtues, and Human Flourishing. Springer.
Michael R. Slater (2007). Metaphysical Intimacy and the Moral Life: The Ethical Project of The Varieties of Religious Experience. Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 43 (1):116-153.
Jack Green Musselman (2009). Pt. 1. Thomistic Foundations : Natural Law Theory, Synderesis and Practical Reason. Human Nature and its Limits / Christopher Tollefsen ; Synderesis, Law, and Virtue / Angela McKay ; Human Nature and Moral Goodness / Patrick Lee ; Natural Law for Teaching Ethics : An Essential Tool and Not a Seamless Web. [REVIEW] In Mark J. Cherry (ed.), The Normativity of the Natural: Human Goods, Human Virtues, and Human Flourishing. Springer.
Stephen S. Hanson (2009). Pt. 4. The Challenge of Deriving an Ought From an Is. Can Moral Norms Be Derived From Nature? The Incompatibility of Natural Scientific Investigation and Moral Norm Generation / Ian Nyberg ; Moral Acquaintances and Natural Facts in the Darwinian Age. [REVIEW] In Mark J. Cherry (ed.), The Normativity of the Natural: Human Goods, Human Virtues, and Human Flourishing. Springer.
Joshua Colt Gambrel & Philip Cafaro (2010). The Virtue of Simplicity. Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 23 (1-2):85-108.
Benedetta Giovanola (2009). Re-Thinking the Anthropological and Ethical Foundation of Economics and Business: Human Richness and Capabilities Enhancement. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 88 (3):431 - 444.
Added to index2011-12-01
Total downloads7 ( #149,801 of 1,089,157 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #69,735 of 1,089,157 )
How can I increase my downloads?