A Study of Virtuous and Vicious Anger

In Timpe Kevin & Boyd Craig (eds.), Virtues and Their Vices. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 199 (2013)
  Copy   BIBTEX

Abstract

This chapter presents an account of an angrily virtuous, or patient, person informed by research on emotion in empirical and philosophical psychology. It is argued that virtue for anger is determined by excellence and deficiency with respect to all three of anger’s psychological functions: appraisal, motivation, and communication. Many competing accounts of virtue for anger assess it by attention to just one function; it is argued that singular evaluations of a person’s anger will ignore important dimensions of anger that bear on virtue and vice. Thus, possessing excellence with respect to only one function of anger is insufficient for virtue. The account is also extended to the characteristic vices of anger: wrath and meekness.

Links

PhilArchive

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Virtuous and Vicious Anger.Bommarito Nicolas - 2017 - Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 11 (3):1-28.
Meekness and 'Moral' Anger.Glen Pettigrove - 2012 - Ethics 122 (2):341-370.
Anger and the virtues: a critical study in virtue individuation.Ryan West - 2016 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 46 (6):877-897.
Rage Against the Machine: The Virtues of Anger in Response to Oppression.Jennifer Kling - 2020 - In Court D. Lewis & Gregory L. Bock (eds.), The Ethics of Anger. Lexington Books. pp. 199-213.
Understanding Aristotle's Notion of the Mean: A Case Study in Anger.Heather Stewart - 2019 - Labyrinth: An International Journal for Philosophy, Value Theory and Sociocultural Hermeneutics 21 (1):139-155.
Virtuous Anger?William Mattison - 2004 - Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 24 (1):159-179.
Forgiveness and the Multiple Functions of Anger.Antony G. Aumann & Zac Cogley - 2019 - Journal of Philosophy of Emotion 1 (1):44-71.
Anger and Approbation.Lee A. Mcbride Iii - 2017 - In Myisha Cherry & Owen Flanagan (eds.), The Moral Psychology of Anger. London: Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 1-13.
Characteristics of anger: Notes for a systems theory of emotion.Michael Potegal - 2005 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 28 (2):215-216.

Analytics

Added to PP
2014-02-02

Downloads
1,022 (#14,471)

6 months
137 (#35,059)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Author's Profile

Zac Cogley
Ohio State University (PhD)

Citations of this work

Anger and its desires.Laura Silva - 2022 - European Journal of Philosophy 29 (4):1115-1135.
Political anger.Myisha Cherry - 2021 - Philosophy Compass 17 (2):e12811.
Is Anger a Hostile Emotion?Laura Silva - 2021 - Review of Philosophy and Psychology.
Rage inside the machine: Defending the place of anger in democratic speech.Maxime Lepoutre - 2018 - Politics, Philosophy and Economics 17 (4):398-426.

View all 13 citations / Add more citations

References found in this work

On Virtue Ethics.Rosalind Hursthouse - 1999 - Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Summa Theologiae (1265-1273).Thomas Aquinas - 1911 - Edited by John Mortensen & Enrique Alarcón.
Living without Free Will.Derk Pereboom - 2001 - Philosophical Quarterly 53 (211):308-310.
Virtue, Vice, and Value.Thomas Hurka - 2001 - New York, USA: Oxford University Press.

View all 26 references / Add more references