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The Resource Friendship : a central moral value, Michael H. Mitias

Friendship : a central moral value, Michael H. Mitias

Label
Friendship : a central moral value
Title
Friendship
Title remainder
a central moral value
Statement of responsibility
Michael H. Mitias
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Friendship was recognized as a central moral value in the classical period, but it was dismissed from medieval, modern, and twentieth century moral theories. This book argues that this dismissal is unjustifiable. The validity of this claim is established in four steps. First, it proposes the concept of moral paradigm. This concept enables us to explore the source of moral value and to provide a criterion for the evaluation of the adequacy of moral theory. Second, the book explains why medieval, modern and twentieth century moral theorists neglected friendship as a central moral value in their analysis of moral behavior and why this neglect was unjustifiable. Third, it explains why the classical moral philosophers viewed friendship as a central moral value. Fourth, it argues that friendship is an ontological need, therefore, a necessary condition of the moral life. This need is implicitly recognized in the moral paradigms that underlie the moral theories of the medieval, modern, and twentieth century moral theories. Accordingly it cannot be neglected in the process of moral theorizing."--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1533.F8
LC item number
M58 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
  • Value inquiry book series,
  • Ethical theory and practice, ETP
Series volume
v. 239
Label
Friendship : a central moral value, Michael H. Mitias
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
233 p.
Isbn
9789042034389
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn773427553
  • (OCoLC)ocn793952188
Label
Friendship : a central moral value, Michael H. Mitias
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [227]-229) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
233 p.
Isbn
9789042034389
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn773427553
  • (OCoLC)ocn793952188

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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