ISBN : 9780198809678
Many people are drawn towards virtue ethics because of the central place it gives to emotions in the good life. Yet it may seem odd to evaluate emotions as virtuous or non-virtuous, for how can we be held responsible for those powerful feelings that simply engulf us? And how can we educate the young to manage their emotional lives? Kristjan Kristjansson takes a close look at six emotions (awe, grief, jealousy, shame, gratitude, and pity) and explores the ways in which they can be understood as virtuous and educable.
1 Introduction: Developing an Aristotelian Account of Virtuous Emotions
2 Emotions and Moral Value
9 Educating Emotions
10 Conclusions and Afterthoughts