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Virtue ethics

Megone, C. (1993) Virtue ethics. Polis: The Journal of the Society for Greek Political Thought, 11 (1). pp. 52-61. ISSN 0142-257X


This article is a critical discussion of William Prior, Virtue and Knowledge: An Introduction to Ancient Greek Ethics. It is suggested that the framework for Prior's work, the relation between virtue, wisdom, and happiness, may obscure the differences between the approaches considered, from Homer to the Stoics and Epicureans. It is further argued that this book, while lucidly written, might only cautiously be recommended as an introduction to virtue ethics owing to flaws in its interpretation, particularly of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle.

Item Type: Article
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Arts (Leeds) > School of Humanities (Leeds) > School of Philosophy (Leeds)
The University of Leeds > Faculty of Arts (Leeds) > School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science (Leeds) > School of Philosophy (Leeds)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2008 11:10
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:07
Status: Published
Publisher: Imprint Academic
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/4477

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