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The Skill of Virtue - Moral Virtues as Practical Skills

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Published by VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller e.K. .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • Philosophy / Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • Philosophy

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages160
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL12980213M
    ISBN 103836427761
    ISBN 109783836427760
    OCLC/WorldCa176929847

      1. Prudence (practical wisdom) 2. Justice 3. Fortitude (courage) 4. Temperance (self-control) Prudence (Practical Wisdom) • The virtue that disposes practical reason to discern our true good in every circumstance and to choose the right means of achieving it.


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The Skill of Virtue - Moral Virtues as Practical Skills by Matt Stichter Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book argues that reviving the ancient Greek idea that virtues are similar to practical skills can provide a more plausible account of virtue and the virtuous person. The moral knowledge of the virtuous person is analogous to the practical knowledge of an expert in a : Matt Stichter.

The Skillfulness of Virtue provides a new framework for understanding virtue as a skill, based on psychological research on self-regulation and expertise.

Matt Stichter lays the foundations of his argument by bringing together theories of self-regulation and skill acquisition, which he then uses as grounds to discuss virtue development as a Brand: Cambridge University Press. This book is for those interested in virtues and moral development.

It provides an account of virtues as skills that we can work on improving, based on psychological research on self-regulation and expertise. The book will be of special interest to philosophers and psychologists working in moral psychology and virtue by: 9.

The book also shows how an account of virtue which emphasizes its structural likeness to a practical skill fits a theory of eudaimonism, which takes us to have the aim, over our lives as wholes.

This book argues that reviving the ancient Greek idea that virtues are similar to practical skills can provide a more plausible account of virtue and the virtuous person. The moral knowledge of the virtuous person is analogous to the practical knowledge of an expert in a : Pasta blanda.

The book also shows how an account of virtue which emphasizes its structural likeness to a practical skill fits a theory of eudaimonism, which. The main benefit of this skill model of virtue is that it can ground a plausible account of the moral epistemology of virtue.

This benefit, though, is only available to some accounts of virtue. Annas claims that Aristotle rejects this skill model of virtue, and so the model of virtues as a skill that Annas endorses for the modern virtue theory. Intelligent Virtue () is to identify more analogous features between virtues and skills than Aristotle found.

For Aristotle, skills and virtues are two very distinct kinds of dispositions, and he gives six arguments to demonstrate this. Each of these arguments identifies a disanalogous feature between virtue and skill. Book • The Skillfulness of Virtue: Improving our Moral and Epistemic Lives, • Virtue as Skill and the Virtues of Self-Regulation, Journal of Value Inquiry, Special Issue on The Skill of Virtue: Moral Virtues as Practical Skills, VDM Verlag Dr.

Muller, We call these moral qualities virtues. The importance of virtue — or moral character — is essential to nursing, but I didn't find much evidence of it in online syllabuses I checked.

Every nursing school has a course in ethics, but the syllabuses I looked at were often a combination of "ethical and legal issues," which sounds more like. The Skill of Virtue: Moral Virtues as Practical Skills, VDM Verlag Dr. Muller, Articles in Journal Special Issues • Ethical Expertise: The Skill Model of Virtue, reprinted in.

Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Virtual Issue No. 1: Virtues, Skills, and Moral Expertise () • Virtues, Skills, and Right Action, reprinted in. The epistemology of medical practice is investigated and the notion of a skill is found to be central to learning about health. This is followed by a discussion of skills, based on the Greek understanding of a skill, as well as the Greek understanding of moral virtue as a skill.

Virtue theory, deontology, and consequentialism are articulated by the structure of the epistemology. Get this from a library. The skillfulness of virtue: improving our moral and epistemic lives. [Matt Stichter] -- Proposes that virtues are skills that we can work on improving, using psychological research on self-regulation and expertise.

Virtue requires being practically wise about how practices fit into a conception of the good life, but other skills do not.

I further argue that this difference doesn't undermine the ‘virtue as skill’ thesis, as it's the connection between virtues and morality that requires practical wisdom. Wisdom and Knowledge. In the present view, a major difficulty is that while Anscombe and other contemporary virtue ethicists are right to regard Aristotle’s conception of phrónêsis or practical wisdom as a discovery of large significance for our general understanding of moral life and character, the notion is – at least in Aristotle – epistêmically anomalous.

account of virtue, one in which the intellectual structure of virtue is analogous to the intellectual structure of practical skills. The main benefit of this skill model of virtue is that it can ground a plausible account of the moral epistemology of virtue.

This benefit, though, is only available to some accounts of virtue. Annas claims that Aristotle rejects this skill model of virtue, and.

Being virtuous requires both acting well and being properly motivated to do so, which can be captured by viewing virtues as the moral subset of skills. In claiming this, though, I resist the idea that there is no element in virtue that is not found in other skills. Virtue requires being practically wise about how practices fit into a.

The analogy between virtue and skill is not meant to suggest that virtue is an unreflective habit of practised action. Rather what interests ancient ethical theorists is the intellectual structure of a skill, one demanding grasp of the principles defining the field and an ability to. KEYWORDS ethics; expertise; moral psychology; practical wisdom; skill; virtue 1.

Introduction In this paper, I challenge a long held objection to understanding virtues as practical skills (see Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, and more recently, for example, Zagzebski [] and Watson []).

The objection is that virtues involve dispositions. Julia Annas is one of the few modern writers on virtue that has attempted to recover the ancient idea that virtues are similar to skills. In doing so, she is arguing for a particular account of virtue, one in which the intellectual structure of virtue is analogous to the intellectual structure of practical skills.

The main benefit of this skill model of virtue is that it can ground a plausible. So too a person with practical wisdom can steer a path between apparently clashing virtues in any given situation.

Virtue ethicists have no interest in the creation of a codified moral rule book covering all situations and instead put the onus on the skill of the virtuous person when deciding how to act. This chapter discusses the roles of motivation and practical wisdom when conceptualizing the development of virtue as a matter of skill acquisition.

While it might appear that skills lack these two components, the psychological research on expertise shows that motivation is central to acquiring expertise. Furthermore, much of what is attributed to having practical wisdom can already be found.

In fact, the debate is more complicated, because Annas claims only that the intellectual requirement holds for virtues and the subset of skills for which we do expect intellectual. 6. Mendelssohn and Kant on Virtue as a Skill Melissa Merritt. Gilbert Ryle on Skill as Knowledge-How Michael Kremer.

Anscombe on Action and Practical Knowledge Will Small. Hubert Dreyfus on Practical and Embodied Intelligence Kristina Gehrman and John Schwenkler.

Part II: Skill in Epistemology. Knowledge, Skill, and Virtue. One approach to conceptualizing virtue is to compare and contrast virtues with skills, since both involve knowing how to act well in particular situations. The knowledge of someone with a virtue is purported to be analogous to the knowledge of the expert in a skill.

Since the study of expertise is concerned with understanding the development of skill acquisition from the stages of novice to. Moral virtues are to do with the moral character of the agent.

- It is through the practice and the doing that we become a particular type of person QUOTE = "The virtues are neither passions nor capacities, all that remains is that they should be states of character" - Aristotle-No one is virtuous by nature.

Virtue is moral excellence--something that is praiseworthy and positive about our behavior, character, and disposition. Learning and teaching both present opportunities for cultivating virtue. Here are seven virtues of learning and teaching:. Books shelved as virtue-ethics: After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory by Alasdair MacIntyre, The Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle, Dialogues and Essays by.

She also argues that virtues and skills are different things. We may make a deliberate mistake with a skill, but not damage our character or reputation; for example, a teacher who deliberately misspells a word to draw their students attention to it.

Howver, if you deliberately act in a non-virtuous way, your repuatioation and character will suffer. Intelligent Virtue presents a distinctive new account of virtue and happiness as central ethical ideas.

Annas argues that exercising a virtue involves practical reasoning of a kind which can illuminatingly be compared to the kind of reasoning we find in someone exercising a practical skill/5(10). The moral knowledge of the virtuous person is analogous to the practical knowledge of the expert in a skill.

Instead of relying on a reconstruction of an ancient account of skills for the comparison to virtue, this paper adapts a modem account of skill acquisition developed by Hubert and Smart Dreyfus in their research on artificial.

In his book, The Skillfulness of Virtue, Matt Stichter defends the virtue as skill thesis (VS): virtues are skills. Although many philosophers share the view that virtues and skills bear many structural similarities, VS is a quite strong claim in that it understands virtues as another kind of skills, not just something analogous.

Therefore, you must study the virtues, understand what they are, and seek to align your actions with their principles. Today, we will define each virtue, explore the pitfalls of lacking moral character, and how you can cultivate internal strength to become a better individual.

Courage | Bravery – Act virtuously even when afraid. Phronesis is an intellectual virtue rather than a moral virtue because we learn it through instruction and not practice, but it is very closely connected to the moral t phronesis, it would be impossible to practice the moral virtues properly.A person who has all the right moral virtues knows what ends to pursue, but without phronesis, that person will not know how to set about.

The rest of this Book is a discussion of the various kinds of intellectual virtues: theoretical wisdom, science (epistêmê), intuitive understanding (nous), practical wisdom, and craft expertise. Aristotle explains what each of these states of mind is, draws various contrasts among them, and takes up various questions that can be raised about.

Look back at the first two questions above, which concern the practical value of an account of the virtues and whether such an account could ever be ‘action-guiding.’ 1 Annas argues that acquiring a virtue, like acquiring practical skills (such as baking or speaking Spanish), is a process aimed at leaving the learner doing better where.

She has argued that being virtuous involves "practical reasoning" which can be compared to the "exercising of a practical skill". Hence, she argues, rather than relating virtues to rules, principles, or an end goal, Annas says, first, people should ask how they can improve their moral "skills".

Major writings Books. “Practical wisdom is akin to the kind of skill that a craftsman needs to build a boat or a house, or that a jazz musician needs to improvise. Except that practical wisdom is not a technical or artistic skill. It is a moral skill—a skill that enables us to discern how to treat people in our everyday social activities.

[ ]. The intellectual virtues help us to know what is just and admirable, and the moral virtues help us to do just and admirable deeds. We might wonder what value the intellectual virtues have, then, since knowledge is useless without action.

First, the intellectual virtues lead to. The relation of moral virtue to phronesis, or practical wisdom applied to achieving one's goals, has been a source of conjecture and reflection among moral philosophers since antiquity (Aristotle, trans.

/).For philosophers, this problem concerns the ways in which we conceptualize our obligations to others and our own self-interest and the developmental progression of these concepts. Other articles where Moral virtue is discussed: Aristotle: Happiness: Moral virtues are exemplified by courage, temperance, and liberality; the key intellectual virtues are wisdom, which governs ethical behaviour, and understanding, which is expressed in scientific endeavour and contemplation.

Moral virtues are dispositions or habits of living that deal with the whole person. For example, prudence, justice, fortitude and temperance are moral virtues. Intellectual virtues are habits of thinking like understanding the nature of things, ju.

Indeed, there have been many books recounting the importance of being virtuous. In this article, we will explore what are the most important virtues of the heart and mind, what strengths you can derive from each of them, and what gifts you can gain from developing a particular virtue.