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Nancy Sherman
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    Making a Necessity of Virtue: Aristotle and Kant on Virtue.Nancy Sherman - 1997 - Cambridge University Press.
    This book is the first to offer a detailed analysis of Aristotelian and Kantian ethics together, in a way that remains faithful to the texts and responsive to debates in contemporary ethics. Recent moral philosophy has seen a revival of interest in the concept of virtue, and with it a reassessment of the role of virtue in the work of Aristotle and Kant. This book brings that re-assessment to a new level of sophistication. Nancy Sherman argues that Kant preserves a (...)
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  2. The Fabric of Character: Aristotle's Theory of Virtue.Nancy Sherman - 1989 - Oxford University Press.
    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 (...)
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    Stoic Warriors: The Ancient Philosophy Behind the Military Mind.Nancy Sherman - 2005 - Oxford University Press.
    While few soldiers may have read the works of Epictetus or Marcus Aurelius, it is undoubtedly true that the ancient philosophy known as Stoicism guides the actions of many in the military. Soldiers and seamen learn early in their training "to suck it up," to endure, to put aside their feelings and to get on with the mission. Stoic Warriors is the first book to delve deeply into the ancient legacy of this relationship, exploring what the Stoic philosophy actually is, (...)
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  4. The Fabric of Character: Aristotle's Theory of Virtue.Nancy Sherman - 1991 - Mind 100 (3):415-416.
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  5. Aristotle on Friendship and the Shared Life.Nancy Sherman - 1987 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 47 (4):589-613.
    IN THIS PAPER I CONSIDER THE VALUE OF FRIENDSHIP FROM AN ARISTOTELIAN POINT OF VIEW. THE ISSUE IS OF CURRENT INTEREST GIVEN RECENT CHALLENGES TO IMPARTIALIST ETHICS TO TAKE MORE SERIOUSLY THE COMMITMENTS AND ATTACHMENTS OF A PERSON. HOWEVER, I ENTER THAT DEBATE IN ONLY A RESTRICTED WAY BY STRENGTHENING THE CHALLENGE ARTICULATED IN ARISTOTLE'S SYSTEMATIC DEFENSE OF FRIENDSHIP AND THE SHARED LIFE. AFTER SOME INTRODUCTORY REMARKS, I BEGIN BY CONSIDERING ARISTOTLE'S NOTION THAT GOOD LIVING OR HAPPINESS ("EUDAIMONIA") FOR AN (...)
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  6. Afterwar: Healing the Moral Wounds of Our Soldiers.Nancy Sherman - 2015 - Oup Usa.
    Drawing on in-depth interviews with service women and men, Nancy Sherman weaves narrative with a philosophical and psychological analysis of the moral and emotional attitudes at the heart of the afterwars. Afterwar offers no easy answers for reintegration. It insists that we widen the scope of veteran outreach to engaged, one-on-one relationships with veterans.
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  7. Aristotle on the Shared Life.Nancy Sherman - 1993 - In Neera Kapur Badhwar (ed.), Friendship: A Philosophical Reader. Cornell University Press. pp. 91--107.
  8. Taking Responsibility for Our Emotions.Nancy Sherman - 1999 - Social Philosophy and Policy 16 (2):294.
    We often hold people morally responsible for their emotions. We praise individuals for their compassion, think less of them for their ingratitude or hatred, reproach self-righteousness and unjust anger. In the cases I have in mind, the ascriptions of responsibility are not simply for offensive behaviors or actions which may accompany the emotions, but for the emotions themselves as motives or states of mind. We praise and blame people for what they feel and not just for how they act. In (...)
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    Empathy and Imagination.Nancy Sherman - 1998 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 22 (1):82-119.
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    Of Manners and Morals.Nancy Sherman - 2005 - British Journal of Educational Studies 53 (3):272-289.
    In this paper I explore the role of manners and morals. In particular, what is the connection between emotional demeanor and the inner stuff of virtue? Does the fact that we can pose faces and hide our inner sentiments, i.e., 'fake it,' detract from or add to our capacity for virtue? I argue, following a line from the Stoics, that it can add to our virtue and that, as a result, moral education needs to take seriously both a commitment to (...)
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  11. Character Development and Aristotelian Virtue.Nancy Sherman - 1999 - In David Carr & J. W. Steutel (eds.), Virtue Ethics and Moral Education. Routledge. pp. 35--48.
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    Stoic Warriors.Nancy Sherman - 2005 - The Philosophers' Magazine 32:34-38.
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    Concrete Kantian Respect.Nancy Sherman - 1998 - Social Philosophy and Policy 15 (1):119.
    When we think about Kantian virtue, what often comes to mind is the notion of respect. Respect is due to all persons merely in virtue of their status as rational agents. Indeed, on the Kantian view, specific virtues, such as duties of beneficence, gratitude, or self-perfection, are so many ways of respecting persons as free rational agents. To preserve and promote rational agency, to protect individuals from threats against rational agency, i.e., to respect persons, is at the core of virtue. (...)
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  14. Intellectual Virtue: Emotions, Luck, and the Ancients.Nancy Sherman & Heath White - 2003 - In Linda Zagzebski & Michael DePaul (eds.), Intellectual Virtue: Perspectives From Ethics and Epistemology. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 34--53.
     
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    The Virtues of Common Pursuit.Nancy Sherman - 1993 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53 (2):277-299.
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    Wise Maxims / Wise Judging.Nancy Sherman - 1993 - The Monist 76 (1):41-65.
    One of the reasons often cited for the renewed interest in Aristotelian virtue theory is its alleged sensitivity to the particular case. In addition to rules and procedures is attention to the variety of individual cases, and a reminder of the shortfalls of misplaced rigour. Often quoted are the passages from the Nicomachean Ethics in which Aristotle warns that we must seek only so much precision as is appropriate for the subject matter. Repeated, too, is the well-known phrase of the (...)
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    Reasons and Feelings in Kantian MoralityKant and the Experience of Freedom.Nancy Sherman & Paul Guyer - 1995 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 55 (2):369.
  18. Kantian Virtue: Priggish or Passional?Nancy Sherman - 1997 - In Andrews Reath, Barbara Herman, Christine M. Korsgaard & John Rawls (eds.), Reclaiming the History of Ethics: Essays for John Rawls. Cambridge University Press. pp. 270--296.
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    Empathy, Respect, and Humanitarian Intervention.Nancy Sherman - 1998 - Ethics and International Affairs 12:103–119.
    Sherman presents a slightly revised definition of empathy, in which empathy is the cognitive ability to place oneself in the world of another, imagining all of the realities, feelings, and circumstances of that person in the context of their world.
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    Moral Psychology and Virtue.Nancy Sherman - 2013 - In Roger Crisp (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the History of Ethics. Oxford University Press.
    This chapter draws upon ancient sources to develop a cognitivist account of emotions and indicate the sense in which they are candidates for the attribution of moral responsibility. Aristotle and the Stoics provide rich resources here, even if the Stoics themselves ultimately deny a place for ordinary emotions in the best moral life. In a selective engagement with the ancients, Kant aligns himself with the Stoic disparagement of the emotions while rejecting their cognitivist account. According to him, emotions are inclinations (...)
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  21. The Role of Emotions in Aristotelian Virtue.Nancy Sherman - 1994 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 9:1-33.
     
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    Common Sense and Uncommon Virtue.Nancy Sherman - 1988 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 13 (1):97-114.
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    Aristotle’s Theory of Moral Insight.Nancy Sherman - 1983 - Ethics 95 (1):175-176.
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    Aristotle's Ethics: Critical Essays.Nancy Sherman (ed.) - 1998 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    The ethics of Aristotle , and virtue ethics in general, have enjoyed a resurgence of interest over the past few decades. Aristotelian themes, with such issues as the importance of friendship and emotions in a good life, the role of moral perception in wise choice, the nature of happiness and its constitution, moral education and habituation, are finding an important place in contemporary moral debates. Taken together, the essays in this volume provide a close analysis of central arguments in Aristotle's (...)
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  25. The Look and Feel of Virtue.Nancy Sherman - 2005 - In Christopher Gill (ed.), Virtue, Norms, and Objectivity: Issues in Ancient and Modern Ethics. Clarendon Press.
     
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    Empathy and the Family.Nancy Sherman - 2004 - Acta Philosophica 13 (1).
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    Aristotle's Ethics: Critical Essays.Nancy Sherman (ed.) - 1998 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    The ethics of Aristotle, and virtue ethics in general, have enjoyed a resurgence of interest over the past few decades. Aristotelian themes, with such issues as the importance of friendship and emotions in a good life, the role of moral perception in wise choice, the nature of happiness and its constitution, moral education and habituation, are finding an important place in contemporary moral debates. Taken together, the essays in this volume provide a close analysis of central arguments in Aristotle's Nicomachean (...)
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    Sovereign Virtue: Aristotle on the Relation Between Happiness and Prosperity.Nancy Sherman - 1994 - Philosophical Review 103 (1):178.
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    “It is No Little Thing to Make Mine Eyes to Sweat Compassion”: Apa Comments of Martha Nussbaum’s Upheavals of Thought. [REVIEW]Nancy Sherman - 2004 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 68 (2):458–464.
    Upheavals of Thought is Martha Nussbaum’s most recent, sweeping and masterful study of the human life lived through the emotions. The book’s scope is expansive by any measurement, covering in the first part an historical and contemporary analysis of emotions, their sociality, developmental features, and cultivation; and in the second and third parts an in depth analysis of the specific emotions of compassion and love respectively, with chapter length discussions on love that take up Augustine, Dante, Mahler, Brontë, Whitman, Joyce (...)
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    Holding Doctors Responsible at Guantanamo.Nancy Sherman - 2006 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 16 (2):199-203.
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    The Virtues of Common Pursuit.Nancy Sherman - 1993 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 53 (2):277-299.
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  32. The Moral Psychology of War.Nancy Sherman - 2010 - The Philosophers' Magazine 50 (50):100-101.
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  33. Virtue and a Warrior's Anger.Nancy Sherman - 2007 - In Rebecca L. Walker & Philip J. Ivanhoe (eds.), Working Virtue: Virtue Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems. Oxford University Press.
     
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    Love and Friendship in Plato and Aristotle. [REVIEW]Nancy Sherman - 1992 - International Studies in Philosophy 24 (1):127-128.
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    Colloquium 1.Nancy Sherman - 1993 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 9 (1):1-33.
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    The Fate of a Warrior Culture: Nancy Sherman on Jonathan Lear’s Radical Hope.Nancy Sherman - 2009 - Philosophical Studies 144 (1):71 - 80.
    Jonathan Lear in Radical Hope tackles the idea of cultural devastation, in the specific case of the Crow Indians. What do we mean by “annihilation” of a culture? The moral point of view that he imagines as he reconstructs the eve and aftermath of this annihilation is not second personal, of obligation, but first personal, in the collective and singular, as told by the Crows, with Lear as “analyst.” Radical Hope is a study of representative character of a people—of virtue, (...)
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  37. Cnota według Kanta: pedanteria czy namiętność?Nancy Sherman - 2007 - Etyka 40:21-48.
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  38. Emotional Agents.Nancy Sherman - 2000 - In M. Levine (ed.), The Analytic Freud. Routledge. pp. 154--76.
     
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  39. Revenge and Demonization.Nancy Sherman - 2008 - In Larry May & Emily Crookston (eds.), War: Essays in Political Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
     
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    Anthony Kenny, "The Aristotelian Ethics". [REVIEW]Nancy Sherman - 1981 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 19 (3):380.
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    The Fate of a Warrior Culture: Nancy Sherman on Jonathan Lear’s Radical Hope.Nancy Sherman - 2009 - Philosophical Studies 144 (1):71 - 80.
    Jonathan Lear in "Radical Hope" tackles the idea of cultural devastation, in the specific case of the Crow Indians. What do we mean by "annihilation" of a culture? The moral point of view that he imagines as he reconstructs the eve and aftermath of this annihilation is not second personal, of obligation, but first personal, in the collective and singular, as told by the Crows, with Lear as "analyst." "Radical Hope" is a study of representative character of a people—of virtue, (...)
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    Being in Sync.Nancy Sherman - 2005 - The Philosophers' Magazine 29:49-51.
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    Torturers and the Tortured.Nancy Sherman - 2006 - South African Journal of Philosophy 25 (1):77-88.
    No. South African Journal of Philosophy Vol. 25(1) 2006: 77-88.
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    Q & A.Nancy Sherman - 2011 - The Philosophers' Magazine 52 (52):113-114.
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    Ancient Conceptions of Happiness.Nancy Sherman - 1995 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 55 (4):913 - 919.
    Julia Annas has written a monumental work that is in the best sense of the word, a “conversation” with ancient theories of morality. Indeed what we have in the Morality of Happiness is a sustained conversation with the various ancient schools on the nature of eudaimonia and the moral dimensions of the best life for humans. This is a work that takes the Hellenists seriously, and as such, gives us both a fresh way of assessing Aristotle in terms of the (...)
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  46. Stoic Equanimity in the Face of Torture.Nancy Sherman - 2008 - Philosophic Exchange 38 (1).
    In what ways, if any, is Stoic equanimity a plausible armor for enduring torture? I believe that we can learn something about stoic equanimity in general by examining this especially hard case. It turns out that a broadly Stoic view still leaves a torture victim vulnerable to being forced to use one’s agency against oneself. In this sense, even the best Stoic armor has its limits.
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    Kant on Sentimentalism and Stoic Apathy.Nancy Sherman - 1995 - Proceedings of the Eighth International Kant Congress 1:705-711.
  48. Is the Ghost of Aristotle Haunting Freud's House?Nancy Sherman - 2000 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 16:63-81.
     
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    Hegel’s Two Dialectics.Nancy Sherman - 1980 - Kant-Studien 71 (1-4):238-253.
  50. Aristotle's Theory of Moral Education.Nancy Sherman - 1982 - Dissertation, Harvard University
    Chapter I: The background to Aristotle's theory is provided by Aristophanes' Clouds in the debate between the traditionalists and Socratics on moral education. Aristotle steers a middle course between the old and new educations, preserving on the one hand, the role of filial ties in the transmission of values, and on the other, the importance of practical reason in providing a critical assessment of attachments. ;Chapter II: Here I argue against a common reading of Aristotle that views moral training as (...)
     
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