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How Should One Live?Essays on the Virtues$
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Roger Crisp

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198752349

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198752342.001.0001

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How Emotions Reveal Value and Help Cure the Schizophrenia of Modern Ethical Theories

How Emotions Reveal Value and Help Cure the Schizophrenia of Modern Ethical Theories

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(p.173) 11 How Emotions Reveal Value and Help Cure the Schizophrenia of Modern Ethical Theories
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How Should One Live?
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Michael Stocker (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198752342.003.0011

Many modern ethical theories are schizophrenic, allowing a split between value and motivation. These theories do not make room for goods in which motivation and value must come together, such as love and friendship. This paper argues that, since the emotions do not allow for this schizophrenia, their place within virtue ethics allows that tradition to provide an important corrective to schizophrenic theory.

Keywords:   emotion, ethical theory, motivation, virtue, virtue ethics

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