Historical-Analytical Studies on Nature, Mind and Action

Aristotelian Naturalism

A Research Companion

Editors: Hähnel, Martin (Ed.)

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  • Explores the revival of Neo-Aristotelian Ethical Naturalism
  • Addresses the whole range of issues facing this research program
  • Details differentiations, standpoints, and new perspectives
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This book features many of the leading voices championing the revival of Neo-Aristotelian Ethical Naturalism (AN) in contemporary philosophy. It addresses the whole range of issues facing this research program at present. Coverage in the collection identifies differentiations, details standpoints, and points out new perspectives.

This volume answers a need: AN is quite new to contemporary philosophy, despite its deep roots in the history of philosophy. As yet, there are many unanswered questions regarding its relation to contemporary views in metaethics. It is certainly not equivalent to dominant naturalistic approaches to metaethics in Anglophone philosophy. Indeed, it is not obviously incompatible with some approaches identified as nonnaturalistic. Further, there are controversies regarding the views of the first wave of virtue revivalists. The work of G.E.M. Anscombe and Philippa Foot is frequently misunderstood, despite the fact that they are important figures in the contemporary revival.

This volume details a robust approach to ethics by situating it within the context of human life. It will help readers to better understand how AN raises deep questions about the relation of action and its evaluation to human nature. Neo-Aristotelians argue that something like the traditional cardinal virtues, practical wisdom, temperance, justice and courage, are qualities that perfect human reason and desire.

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Martin Hähnel, PhD in Philosophy, Research Fellow at the Philosophy Department/Chair of Bioethics, Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Germany), Research Interests: Neo-Aristotelian Ethics, Bioethics, Phenomenology

Table of contents (29 chapters)

Table of contents (29 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Aristotelian Naturalism
Book Subtitle
A Research Companion
Editors
  • Martin Hähnel
Series Title
Historical-Analytical Studies on Nature, Mind and Action
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-37576-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-37576-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-37575-1
Series ISSN
2509-4793
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 470
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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