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dc.contributor.authorBerges, S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015/07/28en_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-28T12:04:23Z
dc.date.available2015-07-28T12:04:23Z
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationBerges, S. (2013). Rethinking Twelfth-Century Virtue Ethics: the Contribution of Heloise. British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 21(4), 667-687.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0960-8788en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/13028
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.description.abstractTwelfth-century ethics is commonly thought of as following a stoic influence rather than an Aristotelian one. It is also assumed that these two schools are widely different, in particular with regards to the social aspect of the virtuous life. In this paper I argue that this picture is misleading and that Heloise of Argenteuil recognized that stoic ethics did not entail isolation but could be played out in a social context. I argue that her philosophical contribution does not end there, but that she departs from both the stoics and her teacher, Abelard, in her defence of the ideal of moderation. By insisting that virtue must strike a mean between two extremes, she shows that Aristotelian virtue ethics were present in the intellectual life of the twelfth century.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titleBritish Journal for the History of Philosophyen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09608788.2013.792237en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © 2013 BSHPen_US
dc.subjectHeloiseen_US
dc.subjectVirtue Ethicsen_US
dc.subjectSenecaen_US
dc.subjectAbelarden_US
dc.subjectAristotleen_US
dc.titleRe-thinking twelfth-century virtue ethics: the contribution of Heloiseen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Philosophyen_US
dc.citation.spage667en_US
dc.citation.epage687en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber21en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber4en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09608788.2013.792237en_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US


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