Uses of Nature

Julia Annas

in The Morality of Happiness

Published in print August 1995 | ISBN: 9780195096521
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833061 | DOI:
Uses of Nature

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Ancient appeals to nature are not like modern appeals – from fact to value. They begin from nature as the given aspects of ourselves that theory cannot ignore but also think of the full development of nature as giving us ethical ideals. Natural development thus guides ethical theory without being independent of normativity.

Keywords: development; ideals; nature; normativity

Chapter.  4170 words. 

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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