The Fabric of Character by Nancy Sherman
Aristotle's Theory of Virtue (Clarendon Paperbacks)

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Most traditional accounts of Aristotle's theory of ethical education neglect its cognitive aspects. This book asserts that, in Aristotle's view, excellence of character comprises both the sentiments and practical reason. Sherman focuses particularly on four aspects of practical reason as they relate to character: moral perception, choicemaking, collaboration, and the development of those capacities in moral education. Throughout the book, she is sensitive to contemporary moral debates, and indicates the extent to which Aristotle's account of practical reason provides an alternative to theories of impartial reason.

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Nancy Sherman, University Professor at Georgetown University, served as the Inaugural Distinguished Chair in Ethics at the Naval Academy. Trained as both a philosopher and a psychoanalyst, she lectures on resilience, trauma, and military ethics. She lives in Kensington, Maryland.
Published May 9, 1991 by Oxford University Press. 232 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction, Law & Philosophy, Education & Reference, History, Travel. Non-fiction

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