Descartes on Virtue
2007 (English)In: Hommage à Wlodek: Philosophical papers dedicated to Wlodek Rabinowicz, Lund: Department of Philosophy, Lund University , 2007, 1-10 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
In his correspondence with Princess Elizabeth and Queen Christina, as well as in parts of the Passions of the Soul, Descartes provides the beginnings of a theory of ethics. Descartes argues that the supreme good, or the end that one ought to pursue in all of one’s actions, is virtue. The latter is understood by Descartes as a matter of using one’s absolutely free will as well as one can. In the paper we try to shed some light on what this Cartesian notion of virtue more specifically entails.
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Lund: Department of Philosophy, Lund University , 2007. 1-10 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-22273OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-22273DiVA: diva2:50046
Electronic publication. Elektronisk resurs.2008-05-312008-05-312009-03-30Bibliographically approved