Routledge (2014)

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Lorraine L. Besser
Middlebury College
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In this book , Lorraine Besser-Jones develops a eudaimonistic virtue ethics based on a psychological account of human nature. While her project maintains the fundamental features of the eudaimonistic virtue ethical framework—virtue, character, and well-being—she constructs these concepts from an empirical basis, drawing support from the psychological fields of self-determination and self-regulation theory. Besser-Jones’s resulting account of "eudaimonic ethics" presents a compelling normative theory and offers insight into what is involved in being a virtuous person and "acting well." This original contribution to contemporary ethics and moral psychology puts forward a provocative hypothesis of what an empirically-based moral theory would look like
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Virtue of Self-Regulation.Lorraine Besser - 2017 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 20 (3):505-517.
Patriotic Education: A Response to Thompson, Rogach, and Sockett.Randall Curren - 2019 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 38 (6):683-688.
Learning Virtue.Lorraine L. Besser - 2020 - Journal of Moral Education 49 (3):282-294.

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