Texas Tech University

Aristotle and the Virtues


Book Description:

Aristotle and the Virtues (Oxford University Press, 2015) by Howard Curzer brings Aristotle's virtues alive by explaining and defending Aristotle's claims, and shows that justice and friendship are interdependent. A new Aristotle emerges, an Aristotle fascinated by the details of the individual virtues. Finally, the book reconstructs Aristotle's account of moral development and its ultimate goal, happiness.


Author Bio: 

Howard J. Curzer (Philosophy, TTU) has edited an ethics textbook/anthology and published articles on ancient philosophy, contemporary virtue ethics, the Confucian tradition, moral development, research ethics, biomedical ethics, and the ethics of care. He has received grants from the NSF and NEH. He blogs for the Huffington Post.