Ethics and the Craft

The book also includes a discourse on ethical thinking for Wiccans and Pagans.

Ethics and the Craft

Author: John J. Coughlin

Publisher: Waning Moon Publications

ISBN: 9780982354902

Page: 155

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"Ethics and the Craft; The History, Evolution, and Practice of Wiccan Ethics" provides ground breaking research into the history of ethics in the Wiccan religion and how they have propagated and changed over time. The book also includes a discourse on ethical thinking for Wiccans and Pagans.

Techne in Aristotle s Ethics

Argues for the importance of the concept of 'techne' in constructing a new understanding of Aristotle's moral philosophy.

Techne in Aristotle s Ethics

Author: Tom Angier

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826462715

Page: 176

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Argues for the importance of the concept of 'techne' in constructing a new understanding of Aristotle's moral philosophy.

Plato s Ethics

He insists that this distinction expresses a vital difference between craft knowledge and moral wisdom. He therefore implicitly criticizes Socrates for ...

Plato s Ethics

Author: Terence Irwin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195086457

Page: 436

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Studies Plato's Republic and other dialogues.

Aristotle s Ethics and the Crafts

This dissertation is a study of the relation between Aristotle's ethics and the crafts (or technai).

Aristotle s Ethics and the Crafts

Author: Tom Peter Stephen Angier


ISBN: 9780494579534

Page: 370

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This dissertation is a study of the relation between Aristotle's ethics and the crafts (or technai). My thesis is that Aristotle's argument is at key points shaped by models proper to the crafts, this shaping being deeper than is generally acknowledged, and philosophically more problematic. Despite this, I conclude that the arguments I examine can, if revised, be upheld. The plan of the dissertation is as follows -- Preface : The relation of my study to the extant secondary literature; Introduction: The pre-Platonic concept of techne, as evidenced in Greek philosophical and literary sources, in particular the early Hippocratic corpus; Chapter one: The Platonic concept of techne, followed by an investigation of whether Plato affirms a virtue-techne in the Protagoras and Republic; Chapter two: Aristotle's concept of techne, followed by scrutiny of his arguments in NE VI.5 against a virtue-techne, and of his analyses of slavery and deliberation; Chapter three: An exposition of Aristotle's function argument, followed by a dominantist interpretation of it, and an explanation of dominantism as in part a techne-influenced doctrine; Chapter four: An examination of Aristotle's ethical mean and its problems, with a diagnosis of these in terms of influence by the Philebus, and by paradigms derived from the crafts; Chapter five: Argument that Aristotle's theory of habituation suffers from two significant opacities, these being a function of influence both by the Republic, and by models of craft-learning; Conclusion : Response to key objection; Aristotle's ethics revised, defended.

Skill in Ancient Ethics

philosophy's eventual victory, both the analogy to crafts and the disanalogy are essential. In short, it is the ambivalent nature of ordinary crafts – that, ...

Skill in Ancient Ethics

Author: Tom Angier

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350104345

Page: 392

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Illustrating the centrality of skill within ancient ethics, including Socrates' search for expertise in virtue, the Republic's 'craft of justice', Aristotle's delineation of the politike techne, the Stoics' 'art of life' and ancient Chinese ethics, this collection shows how skill has been an ethical touchstone from the beginning of philosophical thought. Divided into six sections – on Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, Mencius and Xunzi, the Mohists and Zhuangzi, and comparative perspectives – world-leading philosophers explore the significance of skill according to traditional figures, as well as lesser-known philosophers such as Carneades and Antipater, and texts such as the Zhuangzi. In doing so, the seventeen contributors illustrate how skill, expertise and 'know how' are essential to and foundational within ancient ethical thought. As the first collection to foreground skill as central to ancient Greek, Roman and Chinese ethics, this is an essential resource for anyone interested in the value of cross-cultural philosophy today.


This is not meant to be an eccentric Stoic view about a craft , or a view that will appeal to us only if we already accept Stoic ethics .


Author: Stephen Everson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521388320

Page: 300

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This collection of essays provides a sophisticated and accessible introduction to the moral theories of the ancient world. It covers the ethical theories of all the major philosophers and schools from the earliest times to the Hellenistic philosophers. A substantial introduction considers the question of what is distinctive about ancient ethics.

The Christian Case for Virtue Ethics

With a craft we need to know not only the point or purpose of that activity ... craft analogy the full tripartite structure of a teleological virtue ethic .

The Christian Case for Virtue Ethics

Author: Joseph J. Kotva Jr.

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781589014282

Page: 240

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Despite the growing interest among philosophers and theologians in virtue ethics, its proponents have done little to suggest why Christians in particular find virtue ethics attractive. Joseph J. Kotva, Jr., addresses this question in The Christian Case for Virtue Ethics, showing that virtue theory offers an ethical framework that is highly compatible with Christian morality. Kotva defines virtue ethics and demonstrates its ability to voice Christian convictions about how to live the moral life. He evaluates virtue theory in light of systematic theology and Scripture, arguing that Christian ethics could be profitably linked with neo-Aristotelian virtue ethics. Ecumenical in tone, this book provides a thorough but accessible introduction to recent philosophical accounts of virtue and offers an original, explicitly Christian adaptation of these ideas. It will be of value to students and scholars of philosophy, theology, and religion, as well as to those interested in the debates surrounding virtue ethics.

Ancient Ethics and the Natural World

5 Broadie (2007b) argues that the role of the craft analogy, in the second half of the chapter, is to justify the view that final causality operates on the ...

Ancient Ethics and the Natural World

Author: Barbara M. Sattler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108879551


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This book explores a distinctive feature of ancient philosophy: the close relation between ancient ethics and the study of the natural world. Human beings are in some sense part of the natural world, and they live their lives within a larger cosmos, but their actions are governed by norms whose relation to the natural world is up for debate. The essays in this volume, written by leading specialists in ancient philosophy, discuss how these facts about our relation to the world bear both upon ancient accounts of human goodness and also upon ancient accounts of the natural world itself. The volume includes discussion not only of Plato and Aristotle, but also of earlier and later thinkers, with an essay on the Presocratics and two essays that discuss later Epicurean, Stoic, and Neoplatonist philosophers.

Science and Christian Ethics

One of the greatest strengths of the craft account of moral formation discussed in the last chapter is that it suggests how values, virtues, and a worldview ...

Science and Christian Ethics

Author: Paul Scherz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108579949


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There is a growing crisis in scientific research characterized by failures to reproduce experimental results, fraud, lack of innovation, and burn-out. In Science and Christian Ethics, Paul Scherz traces these problems to the drive by governments and business to make scientists into competitive entrepreneurs who use their research results to stimulate economic growth. The result is a competitive environment aimed at commodifying the world. In order to confront this problem of character, Scherz examines the alternative Aristotelian and Stoic models of reforming character, found in the works of Alasdair MacIntyre and Michel Foucault. Against many prominent virtue ethicists, he argues that what individual scientists need is a regime of spiritual exercises, such as those found in Stoicism as it was adopted by Christianity, in order to refocus on the good of truth in the face of institutional pressure. His book illuminates pressing issues in research ethics, moral education, and anthropology.

Aquinas Ethics and Philosophy of Religion

claim that the virtues are inculcated in the same way as skills in crafts, that is, by repetitious action. It is, Aristotle insists, ''by doing just acts ...

Aquinas  Ethics  and Philosophy of Religion

Author: Thomas Hibbs

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253116767

Page: 256

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In Aquinas, Ethics, and Philosophy of Religion, Thomas Hibbs recovers the notion of practice to develop a more descriptive account of human action and knowing, grounded in the venerable vocabulary of virtue and vice. Drawing on Aquinas, who believed that all good works originate from virtue, Hibbs postulates how epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, and theology combine into a set of contemporary philosophical practices that remain open to metaphysics. Hibbs brings Aquinas into conversation with analytic and Continental philosophy and suggests how a more nuanced appreciation of his thought enriches contemporary debates. This book offers readers a new appreciation of Aquinas and articulates a metaphysics integrally related to ethical practice.

Ethics and the Practice of Architecture

It is an ethical demand rooted in the concepts of personal and professional ... as craft ( by Irwin ) , also translated as art ( by Weldon in Navia ) .

Ethics and the Practice of Architecture

Author: Barry Wasserman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471298229

Page: 336

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From theory to practice a unique, well-rounded guide to ethics fortoday s architect How does an architect assist a community in evaluating alternativedesigns? Resolve a dispute with a contractor? Take into account aproject s impact on the natural environment? When it comes to questions like these, making decisions about whatought to be done or what is the "best" or "right" solution requiresmore than sound technical knowledge and strong design talent. Itdemands a solid understanding of the ethical issues that lie at theheart of architectural practice. Ethics and the Practice of Architecture offers a complete,broad-based introduction to this crucial subject. First, itexamines basic ethical theories and their application toarchitecture, and discusses different ways of identifying ethicalcontent in architecture. Bridging the gap between theory andpractice, the second part of the book surveys differentprofessional settings and building project processes thatfrequently hold ethical concerns, and charts the ethical mandatesthat arise from them. In the final section of the book, thirty case studies explore awide range of ethical dilemmas encountered in architecturalpractice, with useful guidance on how to work through themeffectively. Arranged by topics that span the key phases of aproject from pre-design through post-occupancy evaluation, thesecase studies allow a detailed look at ethical concerns in real-lifesituations where multiple issues are often at stake. Providing a practical framework for the exploration of ethicalissues in architecture today, Ethics and the Practice ofArchitecture is an excellent resource for present and futurearchitects in all areas of the field.

The Routledge Companion to Ethics Politics and Organizations

organized and managed, had strong views about the role of work within craft life, and were at the top of a labour hierarchy that appeared natural (Wilentz, ...

The Routledge Companion to Ethics  Politics and Organizations

Author: Alison Pullen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136746242

Page: 522

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The Routledge Companion to Ethics, Politics and Organizations synthesizes and extends existing research on ethics in organizations by explicitly focusing on ‘ethico-politics’ - where ethics informs political action. It draws connections between ethics and politics in and around organizations and the workplace, examines cutting-edge areas and sets the scene for future research. Through a wealth of international and multidisciplinary contributions this volume considers the broad range of ways in which ethics and politics can be conceived and understood. The chapters look at various ethical traditions, as well as the discursive deployment of ethical terminology in organizational settings, and they also examine large scale political structures and processes and how they relate to different forms of politics which affect behaviour in organizations. These many possibilities are united by a focus on how ethics can be used to inform and justify the exercise of power in organizations. This collection will be a valuable reference source for students and researchers across the disciplines of organizational studies, ethics and politics.

The Ethical Economy

(The relation to craft—techné—was more complex: indeed, Aristotle defines ethics as the “craft of living well.”) The new kind of public ethics that we ...

The Ethical Economy

Author: Adam Arvidsson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231526431

Page: 208

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A more ethical economic system is now possible, one that rectifies the crisis spots of our current downturn while balancing the injustices of extreme poverty and wealth. Adam Arvidsson and Nicolai Peitersen, a scholar and an entrepreneur, outline the shape such an economy might take, identifying its origins in innovations already existent in our production, valuation, and distribution systems. Much like nineteenth-century entrepreneurs, philosophers, bankers, artisans, and social organizers who planned a course for modern capitalism that was more economically efficient and ethically desirable, we now have a chance to construct new instruments, institutions, and infrastructure to reverse the trajectory of a quickly deteriorating economic environment. Considering a multitude of emerging phenomena, Arvidsson and Peitersen show wealth creation can be the result of a new kind of social production, and the motivation of continuous capital accumulation can exist in tandem with a new desire to maximize our social impact. Arvidsson and Peitersen argue that financial markets could become a central arena in which diverse ethical concerns are integrated into tangible economic valuations. They suggest that such a common standard has already emerged and that this process is linked to the spread of social media, making it possible to capture the sentiment of value to most people. They ultimately recommend how to build upon these developments to initiate a radical democratization of economic systems and the value decisions they generate.

The Theology of Craft and the Craft of Work

6 Michael S. Northcott, Moral Climate: The Ethics of Global Warming (Maryknoll, ... 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Seeking a Theology of Craft 17.

The Theology of Craft and the Craft of Work

Author: Jeremy Kidwell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317014324

Page: 242

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An important reconceptualisation is taking place in the way people express creativity, work together, and engage in labour; particularly, suggests Kidwell, a surprising resurgence in recent years of manual and craft work. Noting the wide array of outlets that now market hand-made goods and the array of popular books which advocate ‘making’ as a basis for activism or personal improvement, this book seeks to understand how the micro-politics of craft work might offer insights for a broader theology of work. Why does it matter that we do work which is meaningful, excellent, and beautiful? Through a close reading of Christian scripture, The Theology of Craft and the Craft of Work examines the theology and ethics of work in light of original biblical exegesis. Kidwell presents a detailed exegetical study of temple construction accounts in the Hebrew bible and the New Testament. Illuminating a theological account of craft, and employing the ancient vision of ‘good work’ which is preserved in these biblical texts, Kidwell critically interrogates modern forms of industrial manufacture. This includes a variety of contemporary work problems particularly the instrumentalisation and exploitation of the non-human material world and the dehumanisation of workers. Primary themes taken up in the book include agency, aesthetics, sociality, skill, and the material culture of work, culminating with the conclusion that the church (or ‘new temple’) is both the product and the site of moral work. Arguing that Christian worship provides a moral context for work, this book also examines early Christian practices to suggest a theological reconceptualisation of work.

Early Greek Ethics

can Socrates goes on to explain that gymnastics and legislation are the sub - crafts that seek to generate and sustain the good conditions of their subjects ...

Early Greek Ethics

Author: David Conan Wolfsdorf

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198758677

Page: 832

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Early Greek Ethics is the first volume devoted to philosophical ethics in its "formative" period. It explores contributions from the Presocratics, figures of the early Pythagorean tradition, sophists, and anonymous texts, as well as topics influential to ethical philosophical thought such as Greek medicine, music, friendship, and justice.

Spinstress Craft

Ethics are what you stand for. Your personal set of ethics might be influenced by society, religion, or your life experiences. Take some time to think about ...

Spinstress Craft

Author: Leslie J. Linder

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738765465

Page: 304

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It's time to rise up and reclaim your feminine power with Spinstress Craft. This inspiring guide is a rally cry to find your true, unbridled voice through magickal practices and modern spirituality. Written for all womxyn—a term for those born biologically female, transgender women, and non-binary people—this book shows you how to rock your identity and unleash the magic that comes with it. Leslie J. Linder presents the spinster archetype in a brand-new light, transforming her into the spinstress—a strong and confident figure who has evolved beyond the expectations of a male-dominated culture. This guide to becoming a spinstress gives you an arsenal of meditations, spells, rituals, recipes, rites, blessings, and more. With it, you can be more confident, improve your wellness, and find balance in life.

Sartre s Ethics of Engagement

Even the most innovative artist inherits techniques and tools, and performs his craft according to social conventions.11 Ethics and art are both social, ...

Sartre s Ethics of Engagement

Author: T. Storm Heter

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826426034

Page: 174

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A refreshing alternative to the longstanding view that Sartre is an extreme individualist, placing him instead at the centre of the debate over civic virtue and democratic participation.

Ethics with Aristotle

Giving an analysis of the main themes of Aristotle's ethics, the author concentrates on his discussions of happiness, virtue, voluntary agency, practical reason, incontinence, pleasure, and the place of theory in the best life.

Ethics with Aristotle

Author: Sarah Broadie

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195085604

Page: 462

View: 386

Giving an analysis of the main themes of Aristotle's ethics, the author concentrates on his discussions of happiness, virtue, voluntary agency, practical reason, incontinence, pleasure, and the place of theory in the best life.

Textbook of Healthcare Ethics

This framework, which I [EHL] call the “existential a priori” of ethics, ... We are neither “moral friends” who can craft a universally valid ethic nor ...

Textbook of Healthcare Ethics

Author: Erich E.H. Loewy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402022522

Page: 382

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1 Historical Introduction INTRODUCTION This chapter is mainly about the history of medicine and its ethics. As usually c- ceived, history is retrograde: It is what happened yesterday, and, much as we may try, it is what happened yesterday seen with a set of today’s eyes. Trying to understand yesterday’s culture may help us put on a pair of corrective glasses, but it fails in - tirely correcting our vision. Contemporary cultural anthropology may likewise help us understand the way today’s events and cultural habits shape what we call history tomorrow. Past events and the kaleidoscopic pattern of today’s cultures may help guide us into a future that in at least some respects is ours to forge. Learning about ethics yesterday and thinking about ethics as it expresses itself in various cultures today can help us shape the ethics of tomorrow: This is true whether we are speaking of that part of social ethics called “medical” or of any other part of social ethics. The social aspects of medical practice—how the institution called medicine fits into and works within the greater society called culture—shape the way its ethics ultimately must play itself out.

The Path to Mechanized Shoe Production in the United States

Craft hierarchies were a means through which masters trained apprentices in the ethics of the craft along with the skills, and, by following these norms, ...

The Path to Mechanized Shoe Production in the United States

Author: Ross Thomson

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469644231

Page: 312

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In 1800, shoes in the United States were made by craftsmen, each trained to create an entire shoe. A century later, shoes were mass-produced in factories employing dozens of machines and specialized workers. Ross Thomson describes this transition from craft to mechanized production in one of the largest American industries of the nineteenth century. Early shoe machinery originated through innovations made by shoemakers, tailors, and especially machinists. It continued to evolve through a process of "learning by selling," in which sales of one generation of machines led to technological learning and ongoing invention by those who used, serviced, and sold them. As a result of this process, the mechanization of the shoe industry and the manufacturers of the machinery it used -- including such firms as Singer and United Shoe Machinery -- evolved together. In researching the process of industrialization, Thomson examined nearly 8,000 patents. Comparing the patent information with directories for more than eighty American cities, he was able to find out who the inventors were, who employed them, how many patents they held, and the extent to which their inventions were used. Originally published in 1989. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.