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Author McMullin, Irene, author
Title Existential flourishing : a phenomenology of the virtues / Irene McMullin
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2019
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Descript ix, 246 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
What is flourishing? -- Three domains of reason -- Justice, the virtues, and existential problem-solving -- Unity, comparison, constraint -- Called to be oneself: role models and the project of becoming virtuous -- Corrupting the youth -- Patience -- Modesty -- Courage
This innovative volume argues that flourishing is achieved when individuals successfully balance their responsiveness to three kinds of normative claim: self-fulfilment, moral responsibility, and intersubjective answerability. Applying underutilised resources in existential phenomenology, Irene McMullin reconceives practical reason, addresses traditional problems in virtue ethics, and analyses four virtues: justice, patience, modesty, and courage. Her central argument is that there is an irreducible normative plurality arising from the different practical perspectives we can adopt - the first-, second-, and third-person stances - which each present us with different kinds of normative claim. Flourishing is human excellence within each of these normative domains, achieved in such a way that success in one does not compromise success in another. The individual virtues are solutions to specific existential challenges we face in attempting to do so. This book will be important for anyone working in the fields of moral theory, existential phenomenology, and virtue ethics
Subject Normativity (Ethics)
Existential phenomenology
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