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Aristotle, Robert William Browne - 1889 - 347 pages
|Any virtue may contrast with several vices or failings, and generosity contrasts not |
only with meanness or selfishness but also ... The concept of a virtue is the
concept of something that makes its possessor good; a virtuous person is a
N. J. H. Dent - 1984 - 223 pages
|that, in possessing that state, one attributes to the relevant good, the enjoyment of |
the esteem of others, just the appropriate ... The specification of his motive in
being generous, that this is as he thinks something good in itself, provides a ...
|9 Generosity, then, is the opposite of selfishness, just as magnanimity is the |
opposite of pettiness. ... Descartes sees in generosity not only the source of all
virtue but also “the supreme good, for each individual,” which consists ... As for
knowing whether the will could have wanted something else and even whether
such a question means anything (how can one want something other than what
one wants?) ...
|It is not the act itself of giving, however plentifully, that makes us generous: it is |
giving with pleasure or at least without begrudging it. ... for someone who has
won the lottery. ... And we should not just give to anybody, otherwise we shall not
have anything left to give to the right people at the right time and ... Virtue ethics is
often accused of being self-centred, in that its ultimate aim is the good of the
|Virtue in Civil Society Tibor R. Machan ... One aspect of this thesis is that not only |
is there nothing morally objectionable about selling blood, kidneys, or whatever,
but even ... substitutes that are close approximations of the good or service being
traded, they can be simply something the trader prefers to gain through trade.
|... of the virtues one can be generous without being just and just without being |
generous, while the central virtue required ... or friendship towards God and
human beings, of the virtue of taking pity, misericordia, and of the virtue of doing
|Still, the child is not yet virtuous; while she now derives pleasure from acting |
generously, not just from the praise and ap- proval she receives for acting
generously, she pursues virtue as a natural good, qua pleasant, not qua virtuous.
It is still a ... Having pursued as pleasant something other than virtuous ac- tion,
Toni Rønnow-Rasmussen, Michael J. Zimmerman - 2006 - 468 pages
|common, generous people being generous only derivatively, in the sense that |
they are prone to performing generous acts. I shall take the noun ... The story I am
telling says that the virtue properties are second-order ways of being good,
resting on the first-order goodness-for. How resting? ... (nonderivatively) just, and
everything else (acts, people, governments) at best derivatively just. I must leave
Richard M. Gula - 2010 - 271 pages
|In this sense, generosity is the virtue of a good neighbor — self- sacrificing and |
interested in the welfare of others. ... Without generosity, everyone who seeks our
pastoral service will be seen as an opportunity for self-gain rather than as ...