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Marcia Homiak
Occidental College
  1. Aristotle's Ethics: Critical Essays.J. L. Ackrill, Julia Annas, M. F. Burnyeat, John M. Cooper, Marcia L. Homiak, Rosalind Hursthouse, T. H. Irwin, L. A. Kosman, Richard Kraut, John McDowell, Alfred R. Mele & Martha C. Nussbaum - 1998 - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    The ethics of Aristotle , and virtue ethics in general, have enjoyed a resurgence of interest over the past few decades. Aristotelian themes, with such issues as the importance of friendship and emotions in a good life, the role of moral perception in wise choice, the nature of happiness and its constitution, moral education and habituation, are finding an important place in contemporary moral debates. Taken together, the essays in this volume provide a close analysis of central arguments in Aristotle's (...)
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    Practical Reason, Aristotle, and Weakness of the Will.Marcia L. Homiak & Norman O. Dahl - 1986 - Philosophical Review 95 (3):467.
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  3. Feminism and Aristotle’s Rational Ideal.Marcia L. Homiak - 1996 - In Genevieve Lloyd (ed.), Feminism and History of Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
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    Does Hume Have an Ethics of Virtue?Marcia L. Homiak - 2000 - The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 7:191-200.
    I argue that Hume’s ethics can be characterized as a virtue ethics, by which I mean a view according to which character has priority over action and the principles governing action. In a traditional utilitarian or Kantian ethics, character is subordinate to practical deliberation. I first outline this approach in Aristotle’s ethics, then draw parallels to Hume. I argue that virtuous character in Aristotle is understood in terms of “self-love.” A virtuous agent’s self-love enables sizing up practical situations properly and (...)
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  5. The Pleasure of Virtue in Aristotle's Moral Theory.Marcia L. Homiak - 1985 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 66 (1-2):93.
     
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    Politics as Soul-Making: Aristotle on Becoming Good.Marcia L. Homiak - 1990 - Philosophia 20 (1-2):167-193.
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    Virtue and Self-Love in Aristotle's Ethics.Marcia L. Homiak - 1981 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 11 (4):633 - 651.
    We are often told that there is a striking and important difference between ancient Greek moral philosophy and modern moral philosophy. Whereas the moderns emphasize principles of right action and what a person is obligated to do, ancient moral philosophy is concerned with character and what it is to be a good, that is, a virtuous human being. For the Greeks, virtue was not a matter of making our actions conform to a specific code of conduct or to the moral (...)
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    An Introduction to Greek Ethics.Marcia L. Homiak - 1979 - Philosophical Review 88 (1):128.
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    Irrationality: An Essay on Akrasia, Self-Deception, and Self-Control. [REVIEW]Marcia L. Homiak - 1991 - Philosophical Review 100 (1):122.
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    Hume's Ethics: Ancient or Modern?Marcia L. Homiak - 2000 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 81 (3):215–236.
    At Treatise 581ff., Hume seems to ground moral distinctions in therational deliberations of the observer, thereby making sentiment expendable.Is Hume then an example of an early modern ethicist, for whom moral distinctions are derived from reason alone? I argue that Hume's use of strategiesfrom ancient ethics can help explain how reason remains subordinate to sentiment.For if to take up the point of view of the judicious spectator we musthave the right constellation of sentiments and passions , then moral distinctions are (...)
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    Does Hume Have an Ethics of Virtue?Marcia L. Homiak - 1998 - The Paideia Archive: Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 11:65-72.
    I argue that Hume's ethics can be characterized as a virtue ethics, by which I mean a view according to which character has priority over action and the principles governing action: virtuous character guides and constrains practical deliberation. In a traditional utilitarian or Kantian ethics, character is subordinate to practical deliberation: virtue is needed only to motivate virtuous action. I begin by outlining this approach in Aristotle's ethics, then draw relevant parallels to Hume. I argue that virtuous character in Aristotle (...)
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    Aristotle on Moral Responsibility.Marcia L. Homiak - 1995 - Philosophical Books 36 (4):256-258.
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    Hume’s Ethics: Ancient or Modern?Marcia L. Homiak - 2000 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 81 (3):215-236.
    At Treatise 581ff., Hume seems to ground moral distinctions in therational deliberations of the observer, thereby making sentiment expendable.Is Hume then an example of an early modern ethicist, for whom moral distinctions are derived from reason alone? I argue that Hume's use of strategiesfrom ancient ethics can help explain how reason remains subordinate to sentiment.For if to take up the point of view of the judicious spectator we musthave the right constellation of sentiments and passions, then moral distinctions are only (...)
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    Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Marcia L. Homiak - 1994 - Mind 103 (409):105-108.
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    Freedom: A Coherence Theory.Marcia L. Homiak - 1994 - Philosophical Review 103 (2):383.
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