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Heroes, saints, & ordinary morality

Andrew Michael Flescher

Heroes, saints, & ordinary morality

by Andrew Michael Flescher

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Published by Georgetown University Press in Washington, DC .
Written in English


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StatementAndrew Michael Flescher.
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LC ClassificationsBJ
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 344 p. ;
Number of Pages344
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22569303M
ISBN 100878401377

  Morality is a matter of “evaluation and action intertwined,” where our moral evaluations commit us to actions, and our moral actions are an attempt to bring about what we regard as worthwhile. If saints and heroes have done something morally good, then we . In addition to writing several articles and book chapters, he is the author of four books: Heroes, Saints, and Ordinary Morality (), The Altruistic Species: (, winner of the Choice Award), Moral Evil (, winner of the Prose Award), and most recently The Organ Shortage Crisis in America (January, ).

Abstract. Chapter 7 is a bibliographical review of the different approaches to the study of saints in the history of research. It points out that most of saint studies are informed by a Christian orientation and that the greater part of them are historical in : Alon Goshen-Gottstein. Heroes and Saints & Other Plays is Chicana playwright Cherrí¬e Moraga's premiere collection of theatre. Included are: Shadow of a Man, winner of the Fund for New American Plays Award; Heroes and Saints, winner of the Dramalogue, the PEN West, and the Critics Circle awards, as well as the Will Glickman Prize for Best Play of ; and Giving Up the Ghost, first published Missing: morality.

  So, I concluded that we need not just to look to Jesus and the saints for guidance in our daily walk of faith, but must find Ordinary Heroes, men and women who choose to live the faith in their daily trials and tribulations, the ones who live out the words of the gospels. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My libraryMissing: morality.


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In Heroes, Saints, and Ordinary Morality, he suggests how virtue ethics, properly understood, undermines all notions of moral complacency and makes possible the movement of character toward sainthood.

An incisive and ambitious contribution to debates over the nature and limits of both commonsense morality and virtue."―Terrence Reynolds, Department of Theology, 5/5(1).

Heroes, Saints, and Ordinary Morality shifts the way we regard ourselves in relationship to those we admire from afar—it asks us not only to admire, but to emulate as well—further, it challenges us to actively seek the acquisition of virtue as seen in the lives of heroes and saints, to learn from them, a dynamic aspect of ethical behavior that goes beyond the mere avoidance 5/5(1).

heroes and saints, especially the moral philosophies of J. Urmson and David Heyd. Flescher argues that they wrongly assume a "minimalist" account of mo rality, which presumes that ordinary persons, not heroes or saints, provide the basis for what is "good"; in their judgment, heroes and saints are unusual eccen.

Read the full-text online edition of Heroes, Saints & Ordinary Morality (). Home» Browse» Books» Book Heroes, Heroes, Saints & Ordinary Morality. Heroes, Saints, and Ordinary Morality proposes a significant shift in the way in which we think about moral requirement in everyday society.

I argue that ordinary assumptions about what we perceive and accept our duty to be ought to be more influenced by the moral insights of heroes and saints than they normally are. "With Heroes, Saints, & Ordinary Morality, Andrew Flescher joins the ranks of the very best virtue ethicists working today.

Flescher offers here a stunning intellectual achievement, but even more importantly he prods the reader to reflect on moral complacency while Price: $   Heroes, Saints, and Ordinary Morality shifts the way we regard ourselves in relationship to those we admire from afar—it asks us not only to admire, but to emulate as well—further, it challenges us.

Moral virtues can best be acquired through practice and habit. Virtue is a mean lying between two vices. Virtue Ethics Virtue and the Moral Life—Bernard Mayo We learn the most about ethics by looking at the lives of saints and heroes.

Saints and heroes primarily give us examples to follow. Kant would reject the insights of virtue ethics. Heroes, Saints, and Ordinary Morality shifts the way we regard ourselves in relationship to those we admire from afar -- it asks us not only to admire, but to emulate as well -- further, it challenges us to actively seek the acquisition of virtue as seen in the lives of heroes and saints, to learn from them, a dynamic aspect of ethical behavior that goes beyond the mere avoidance.

"Heroes, Saints, and Ordinary Morality" shifts the way we regard ourselves in relationship to those we admire from afar - it asks us not only to admire, but to emulate as well - further, it challenges us to actively seek the acquisition of virtue as seen in the lives of heroes and saints, to learn from them, a dynamic aspect of ethical behavior that goes beyond the 3/5(1).

In Heroes, Saints, and Ordinary Morality, he suggests how virtue ethics, properly understood, undermines all notions of moral complacency and makes possible the movement of character toward sainthood. An incisive and ambitious contribution to debates over the nature and limits of both commonsense morality and virtue."—.

Heroes, Saints, and Ordinary Morality最新书评, 热门书评. ©— Bioethics Research Library Box Washington DC Heroes, Saints, and Ordinary Morality shifts the way we regard ourselves in relationship to those we admire from afar—it asks us not only to admire, but to emulate as well—further, it challenges us to actively seek the acquisition of virtue as seen in the lives of heroes and saints, to learn from them, a dynamic aspect of ethical behavior that goes beyond the mere avoidance.

Moral sainthood conflicts with our ordinary ideas about what sort of person it’s worth being. We tend to think that it’s better to be physically fit or a good cook or able to shotgun a beer in under 2 seconds, like we’re better, more well-rounded people for having some of those skills than not, even though they’re totally nonmoral skills.

(4) Heroes, Saints and Ordinary Morality, click here for more details () Select Recent Publications: July “Priorities in Recovering from a Lost Generation of Firearms Research,” co-authored with 9 public health scholars), American Journal of Public Health vo.

no. Heroes, saints & ordinary morality. [Andrew Michael Flescher] -- Traditional approaches to ethics have suggested there is a sharp distinction between ordinary people and those called heroes and saints; between duties and acts of supererogation (going beyond the. Heroes, Saints, and Ordinary Morality shifts the way we regard ourselves in relationship to those we admire from afar—it asks us not only to admire, but to emulate as well—further, it challenges us to actively seek the acquisition of virtue as seen in the lives of heroes and saints, to learn from them, a dynamic aspect of ethical behavior.

"With Heroes, Saints, & Ordinary Morality, Andrew Flescher joins the ranks of the very best virtue ethicists working today. Flescher offers here a stunning intellectual achievement, but even more importantly he prods the reader to reflect on moral complacency while providing clues for how to envision a better, more virtuous life."Brand: Core Faculty Andrew Michael Flescher.

In a book called Improvisation: The Drama of Christian Ethics, Samuel Wells he gives us a contrast of heroes and saints I want to share with you this he notes that the word “hero” is nowhere to be found in the New Testament, while saint appears sixty-four times.

The Bible calls on us to be saints not heroes. Andrew Michael Flescher is a member of the Core Faculty, Program in Public Health,associate professor of Preventive Medicine, and associate professor of English at Stony Brook University. He is the author of Heroes, Saints, and Ordinary Morality. James F.

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