Aristotle and the Virtues

2014.04.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Howard J. Curzer, Aristotle and the Virtues, Oxford University Press, 2012, 451pp., $99.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199693726.
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2014.04.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Howard J. Curzer, Aristotle and the Virtues, Oxford University Press, 2012, 451pp., $99.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780199693726. Reviewed by Marta Jimenez, Emory University This is an extensive study of the individual virtues of character in the Nicomachean Ethics (NE), with occasional references to the Eudemian Ethics, Magna Moralia and Rhetoric. The book begins with two detailed sections examining the virtues of character one by one: the first explores the virtues discussed in NE III.6-IV.8; the second is devoted to justice (NE V), friendship (NE VIII-IX), and the relationship between them. The third and final section is a more speculative account of Aristotle's views on moral development, including a theory about the stages of virtue acquisition. The book does not deal with the virtues of thought albeit for a brief discussion of the virtue of phronesis in Chapter 14, in the context of Aristotle's. . .

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