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Erotic Virtue

Ware, L (2015) Erotic Virtue. Res Philosophica, 92 (4). pp. 915-935. ISSN 2168-9105. E-ISSN 2168-9113. (doi:10.11612/resphil.2015.92.4.7) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This paper defends an account of how erotic love works to develop virtue. It is argued that love drives moral development by holding the creation of virtue in the individual as the emotion’s intentional object. After analyzing the distinction between passive and active ac- counts of the object of love, this paper demonstrates that a Platonic virtue-ethical understanding of erotic love—far from being consumed with ascetic contemplation—offers a positive treatment of emotion’s role in the attainment and social practice of virtue.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.11612/resphil.2015.92.4.7
Uncontrolled keywords: love, virtue ethics, Plato, social philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Philosophy
Depositing User: Lauren Ware
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2017 13:23 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 04:16 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/62975 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Ware, L: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7340-4338
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