Philosophy in the Contemporary World 8 (2):101-112 (2001)
AbstractAnti-hunters frequently overlook or underestimate the positive values associated with reflective sport hunting. In this essay I characterize the value of hunting in the context of an Aristotelian virtue ethic. Sport hunting done for the purpose of recreation contributes heavily to the eudaimonia (flourishing) of hunters. I employ Aristotelian insights about tragedy to defend hunting as an activity especially well-suited for promoting a range of crucial intellectual and emotional virtues. Reflective sport hunters develop a “realistic awareness of death” and experience what may be called “tragic” pleasure, which yields the important intellectual virtue of tragic wisdom
Similar books and articles
On the Moral Distinctiveness of Sport Hunting.Charles J. List - 2004 - Environmental Ethics 26 (2):155-169.
Is Hunting a “Sport”?John Alan Cohan - 2003 - International Journal of Applied Philosophy 17 (2):291-326.
Contemplating the Interests of Fish: The Angler’s Challenge.A. Dionys de Leeuw - 1996 - Environmental Ethics 18 (4):373-390.
Environmental Ethics and the Case for Hunting.Roger J. H. King - 1991 - Environmental Ethics 13 (1):59-85.
On the Moral Significance of a Hunting Ethic.Charles J. List - 1998 - Ethics and the Environment 3 (2):157 - 175.
The Virtues of Hunting: A Reply to Jensen.Robert Lovering - 2006 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 13 (1):68-76.
Hunting – Philosophy For Everyone: In Search of the Wild Life.David L. O'Hara - 2012 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 6 (1):81-84.
Added to PP
Historical graph of downloads
Citations of this work
A Moral Defense of Trophy Hunting and Why It Fails.S. P. Morris - 2021 - Sport, Ethics and Philosophy 15 (3):386-399.
Considerations on the Morality of Meat Consumption: Hunted-Game Versus Farm-Raised Animals.Donald W. Bruckner - 2007 - Journal of Social Philosophy 38 (2):311–330.
References found in this work
No references found.