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Author Höffe, Otfried
Title Lebenskunst und Moral. English
Can virtue make us happy? : the art of living and morality / Otfried Höffe ; translated from the German by Douglas R. McGaughey ; translation edited by Aaron Bunch
Imprint Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2010
book jacket
 RCHSS Library  BJ1114 H57513 2010    AVAILABLE    30560400584105
Descript 377 p. ; 24 cm
Note "Originally published in German by Verlag C. H. Beck oHG, Munchen 2007."--T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references and index
Ethics plus theory of action -- Thinking the good through -- Fallacious conclusions -- Animal morabile -- Action -- The principle of happiness: eudaimonia -- The happiness of aspiration -- The art of living -- Four life goals -- Virtue -- Prudence, composure, selflessness -- Wisdom rather than calculation -- Does virtue make one happy? -- Euthanasia of morals? -- From an ethic of teleological aspiration to an ethic of the will -- The principle of freedom: autonomy -- Locating moral freedom -- Practical reason: freedom of action -- Autonomous reason: freedom of the will -- Objection one: determinism -- Objection two: brain research -- The criterion -- The universalizability test: two examples -- Reality -- Morally evil -- Autonomous morality and the art of living -- Does morality make one happy?
Subject Ethics
Autonomy (Philosophy)
Alt Author McGaughey, Douglas R., 1947-
Bunch, Aaron
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