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- DescriptionThis book offers a thorough and precise analysis of Aristotle's (384 - 322 B.C.) theory of the virtue of courage. On the one hand the reader will find a meticulous commentary on relevant chapters from the Nicomachean Ethics and from Aristotle's lectures on Rhetoric. In addition, extensive references to Plato's (427 - 346 B.C.) discussion of courage, as put forward in his dialogue Laches, help to clarify Aristotle's position. On the other hand the author fathoms on Aristotelian grounds the still topical problems related to courage in terms of systematic moral philosophy: Which role do rational choice and kwledge play with regard to ethical virtues such as courage? Is there some specific objective attached to courage in particular and to ethical virtues in general? How can one tell apart those who only seem or pretend to be courageous and those who are really so? Is there any special method or strategy for defining ethical concepts?
- Author BiographyThe Author: Thomas Nisters was born in 1955. After teaching philosophy at the University of Cologne and at the University of Freiburg from 1982 till 1994 he now works as a teacher at a grammar school near Cologne. In 1993 he was awarded a Visiting Fellowship at the University College Galway (National University of Ireland).
- Author(s)Thomas Nisters
- PublisherPeter Lang GmbH
- Date of Publication01/01/2000
- Series TitleStudia Philosophica et Historica
- Series Part/Volume Numberv. 26
- Place of PublicationFrankfurt am Main
- Country of PublicationGermany
- ImprintPeter Lang GmbH
- Weight160 g
- Width148 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine10 mm
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