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Published: 01 October 2020

224 Pages

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ISBN: 9780197508459


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Neither Heroes nor Saints

Ordinary Virtue, Extraordinary Virtue, and Self-Cultivation

Rebecca Stangl

  • Constructs and defends Neo-Aristotelian accounts of supererogation and suberogation, arguing such accounts are fully consistent with traditional Aristotelian claims
  • Shows that self-improvement itself can be morally excellent, and the disposition to seek and engage in it, where appropriate, can itself be a virtue
  • Draws from a wider range of sources than is common in analytic moral philosophy, including literature, biographical work on moral saints and heroes, and work form developmental psychology

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