By Stan van Hooft
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Of associating with others without blame Subordinated Good judgement virtues (euboulia): epistēmē about how to act to advantage Shrewdness (eustochia): ep. enabling us to achieve our aim in each case Resourcefulness (eumēchania): ep. knowing what to do in difficulties Industry (philoponia): ep. of knowing to do what needs doing, undeterred by trouble or pain STOIC VIRTUE ETHICS 39 Chios’s conviction that the Stoic ethical premises pointed towards a kind of cynical antitheoreticism, without need to cultivate logic, physics or theology (DL VII 160–61).
15. This group includes Wallace (1978), Foot (2001), Kraut (2007) and Haybron (2008). 16. For example, Hurka (2001) understands virtue as an “intentional relation” (alternatively, “attitude”: p. : 42). EUDAIMONIA IN CONTEMPORARY VIRTUE ETHICS 27 17. See also Wallace (1978), Becker (1998: 140), Annas (2011), and (arguing the point with respect to virtueethical views, more generally) Russell (2009) and Snow (2010). 18. This is true not only of the virtuous person’s judgements, but also of her emotions.
7 Cicero’s Cato in De Finibus underlines that a person cannot rightly judge good and bad, without a knowledge of the whole purpose (ratio) of nature (Fin. III 73). The Stoic claim that virtue is kalon points to a further, perhaps principal, way in which Stoic ethics rests upon their physical philosophy. For the kalon or praiseworthy pre-eminently includes acts of heroism or sacrifice (consider as instances Socrates’ or Seneca’s suicides). Such acts can only be praiseworthy or kathēkon if they can be rationally defended, the Stoic position maintains (DL VII 107).
The Handbook of Virtue Ethics by Stan van Hooft