Inner Virtue

Inner Virtue

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What does it mean to be a morally good person? It can be tempting to think that it is simply a matter of performing certain actions and avoiding others. And yet, there is much more to moral character than our outward actions. We expect a good person to not only behave in certain ways, but also to experience the world in certain ways within. Pleasure, emotion, and attention are important parts of our moral character despite being involuntary inner states. Inner
Virtue defends a theory of why and how such states are relevant to moral character: These states say something about what kind of person one is by manifesting our deepest cares and concerns.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 148 x 215 x 21mm | 338g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0190673389
  • 9780190673383
  • 1,511,550

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Inner Virtue and Vice
Chapter 3: Pleasure
Chapter 4: Emotion
Chapter 5: Attention
Chapter 6: The Relevance of Inner Virtue
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Review quote

This clear, engaging book proposes a manifest care account of inner virtue and vice - an account explaining when and why inner states such as pleasure, pain, envy, and gratitude make us better or worse people this book will appeal to non-philosophic and even non-academic audiences; the engaging style and numerous entertaining examples will make it easy and fun for readers to think about various inner virtues and join the search for a general account * Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews * Recommended. * H. Oberdiek, Choice *
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About Nicolas Bommarito

Nicolas Bommarito is a Bersoff Fellow in the philosophy department at NYU and an assistant professor at the University at Buffalo (SUNY).
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