Ethics and the Craft

Ethics and the Craft

The book also includes a discourse on ethical thinking for Wiccans and Pagans.

Author: John J. Coughlin

Publisher: Waning Moon Publications

ISBN: 0982354908

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 155

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"Ethics and the Craft; The History, Evolution, and Practice of Wiccan Ethics" provides ground breaking research into the history of ethics in the Wiccan religion and how they have propagated and changed over time. The book also includes a discourse on ethical thinking for Wiccans and Pagans.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Techne in Aristotle s Ethics

Techne in Aristotle s Ethics

Argues for the importance of the concept of 'techne' in constructing a new understanding of Aristotle's moral philosophy.

Author: Tom Angier

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826462718

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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Argues for the importance of the concept of 'techne' in constructing a new understanding of Aristotle's moral philosophy.
Categories: Philosophy

Plato s Ethics

Plato s Ethics

He insists that this distinction expresses a vital difference between craft knowledge and moral wisdom. He therefore implicitly criticizes Socrates for failing to see the importance of the distinction. The fact that wisdom is concerned ...

Author: Terence Irwin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195086454

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 436

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Studies Plato's Republic and other dialogues.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Christian Case for Virtue Ethics

The Christian Case for Virtue Ethics

The craft analogy can take us further . With a craft we need to know not only the point or purpose of that activity , but the sort of capacities , traits , interests , or skills that allow one to pursue the craft intelligently and ...

Author: Joseph J. Kotva Jr.

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 1589014286

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Despite the growing interest among philosophers and theologians in virtue ethics, its proponents have done little to suggest why Christians in particular find virtue ethics attractive. Joseph J. Kotva, Jr., addresses this question in The Christian Case for Virtue Ethics, showing that virtue theory offers an ethical framework that is highly compatible with Christian morality. Kotva defines virtue ethics and demonstrates its ability to voice Christian convictions about how to live the moral life. He evaluates virtue theory in light of systematic theology and Scripture, arguing that Christian ethics could be profitably linked with neo-Aristotelian virtue ethics. Ecumenical in tone, this book provides a thorough but accessible introduction to recent philosophical accounts of virtue and offers an original, explicitly Christian adaptation of these ideas. It will be of value to students and scholars of philosophy, theology, and religion, as well as to those interested in the debates surrounding virtue ethics.
Categories: Religion

Aquinas Ethics and Philosophy of Religion

Aquinas  Ethics  and Philosophy of Religion

claim that the virtues are inculcated in the same way as skills in crafts, that is, by repetitious action. It is, Aristotle insists, ''by doing just acts that the just man is produced,'' not by taking ''refuge in theory.

Author: Thomas Hibbs

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253116765

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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In Aquinas, Ethics, and Philosophy of Religion, Thomas Hibbs recovers the notion of practice to develop a more descriptive account of human action and knowing, grounded in the venerable vocabulary of virtue and vice. Drawing on Aquinas, who believed that all good works originate from virtue, Hibbs postulates how epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, and theology combine into a set of contemporary philosophical practices that remain open to metaphysics. Hibbs brings Aquinas into conversation with analytic and Continental philosophy and suggests how a more nuanced appreciation of his thought enriches contemporary debates. This book offers readers a new appreciation of Aquinas and articulates a metaphysics integrally related to ethical practice.
Categories: Philosophy

Ethics and the Practice of Architecture

Ethics and the Practice of Architecture

It is an ethical demand rooted in the concepts of personal and professional virtue with regard to expectations of ... In Book VI , 1139b38-1140a24 , Aristotle addresses methods of work and discusses techné : translated as craft ( by ...

Author: Barry Wasserman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471298220

Category: Architecture

Page: 336

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From theory to practice a unique, well-rounded guide to ethics fortoday s architect How does an architect assist a community in evaluating alternativedesigns? Resolve a dispute with a contractor? Take into account aproject s impact on the natural environment? When it comes to questions like these, making decisions about whatought to be done or what is the "best" or "right" solution requiresmore than sound technical knowledge and strong design talent. Itdemands a solid understanding of the ethical issues that lie at theheart of architectural practice. Ethics and the Practice of Architecture offers a complete,broad-based introduction to this crucial subject. First, itexamines basic ethical theories and their application toarchitecture, and discusses different ways of identifying ethicalcontent in architecture. Bridging the gap between theory andpractice, the second part of the book surveys differentprofessional settings and building project processes thatfrequently hold ethical concerns, and charts the ethical mandatesthat arise from them. In the final section of the book, thirty case studies explore awide range of ethical dilemmas encountered in architecturalpractice, with useful guidance on how to work through themeffectively. Arranged by topics that span the key phases of aproject from pre-design through post-occupancy evaluation, thesecase studies allow a detailed look at ethical concerns in real-lifesituations where multiple issues are often at stake. Providing a practical framework for the exploration of ethicalissues in architecture today, Ethics and the Practice ofArchitecture is an excellent resource for present and futurearchitects in all areas of the field.
Categories: Architecture

The Routledge Companion to Ethics Politics and Organizations

The Routledge Companion to Ethics  Politics and Organizations

organized and managed, had strong views about the role of work within craft life, and were at the top of a labour hierarchy that appeared natural (Wilentz, 2004; Montgomery, 1987; Mills, 1951). The distinction that emerged later between ...

Author: Alison Pullen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136746246

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 522

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The Routledge Companion to Ethics, Politics and Organizations synthesizes and extends existing research on ethics in organizations by explicitly focusing on ‘ethico-politics’ - where ethics informs political action. It draws connections between ethics and politics in and around organizations and the workplace, examines cutting-edge areas and sets the scene for future research. Through a wealth of international and multidisciplinary contributions this volume considers the broad range of ways in which ethics and politics can be conceived and understood. The chapters look at various ethical traditions, as well as the discursive deployment of ethical terminology in organizational settings, and they also examine large scale political structures and processes and how they relate to different forms of politics which affect behaviour in organizations. These many possibilities are united by a focus on how ethics can be used to inform and justify the exercise of power in organizations. This collection will be a valuable reference source for students and researchers across the disciplines of organizational studies, ethics and politics.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Ethical Economy

The Ethical Economy

To labor and work in the creation of wealth was the condition of slaves, who, because they were not free, could not be ethical subjects. (The relation to craft—techné—was more complex: indeed, Aristotle defines ethics as the “craft of ...

Author: Adam Arvidsson

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231526432

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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A more ethical economic system is now possible, one that rectifies the crisis spots of our current downturn while balancing the injustices of extreme poverty and wealth. Adam Arvidsson and Nicolai Peitersen, a scholar and an entrepreneur, outline the shape such an economy might take, identifying its origins in innovations already existent in our production, valuation, and distribution systems. Much like nineteenth-century entrepreneurs, philosophers, bankers, artisans, and social organizers who planned a course for modern capitalism that was more economically efficient and ethically desirable, we now have a chance to construct new instruments, institutions, and infrastructure to reverse the trajectory of a quickly deteriorating economic environment. Considering a multitude of emerging phenomena, Arvidsson and Peitersen show wealth creation can be the result of a new kind of social production, and the motivation of continuous capital accumulation can exist in tandem with a new desire to maximize our social impact. Arvidsson and Peitersen argue that financial markets could become a central arena in which diverse ethical concerns are integrated into tangible economic valuations. They suggest that such a common standard has already emerged and that this process is linked to the spread of social media, making it possible to capture the sentiment of value to most people. They ultimately recommend how to build upon these developments to initiate a radical democratization of economic systems and the value decisions they generate.
Categories: Political Science

Science and Christian Ethics

Science and Christian Ethics

MacIntyre's description of techne hearkens back to a vision of premodern craft practice, a focus that reflects the importance of the model of craft in Aristotle's understanding of ethics.7 A techne combines ...

Author: Paul Scherz

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108579940

Category: Religion

Page:

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There is a growing crisis in scientific research characterized by failures to reproduce experimental results, fraud, lack of innovation, and burn-out. In Science and Christian Ethics, Paul Scherz traces these problems to the drive by governments and business to make scientists into competitive entrepreneurs who use their research results to stimulate economic growth. The result is a competitive environment aimed at commodifying the world. In order to confront this problem of character, Scherz examines the alternative Aristotelian and Stoic models of reforming character, found in the works of Alasdair MacIntyre and Michel Foucault. Against many prominent virtue ethicists, he argues that what individual scientists need is a regime of spiritual exercises, such as those found in Stoicism as it was adopted by Christianity, in order to refocus on the good of truth in the face of institutional pressure. His book illuminates pressing issues in research ethics, moral education, and anthropology.
Categories: Religion

Sartre s Ethics of Engagement

Sartre s Ethics of Engagement

Even the most innovative artist inherits techniques and tools, and performs his craft according to social conventions.11 Ethics and art are both social, skill—based practical activities, or 'crafts' as the ancients called them.

Author: T. Storm Heter

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826426031

Category: Philosophy

Page: 174

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A refreshing alternative to the longstanding view that Sartre is an extreme individualist, placing him instead at the centre of the debate over civic virtue and democratic participation.
Categories: Philosophy

The Craft

The Craft

This book discusses the wiccan religion, laws and principles, with information on tools, altars, sabbats and other ritual celebrations, and provides an assortment of invocations, spells, and chants.

Author: Dorothy Morrison

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide Limited

ISBN: 1567184464

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 213

View: 182

This book discusses the wiccan religion, laws and principles, with information on tools, altars, sabbats and other ritual celebrations, and provides an assortment of invocations, spells, and chants.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Modern Craft

The Modern Craft

This is a fascinating snapshot of contemporary occult practice viewed through an intersectional lens.

Author: Alice Tarbuck

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 9781786786456

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

View: 901

An eclectic and radical collection of essays on contemporary witchcraft and the ethics of magic – a must-read for anyone engaged with the occult, witchcraft or magics of any kind. In a world that often feels like it makes no sense, many people have begun to reach out to the numinous for a sense of understanding and connection. Looking back to ancient wisdom, folklore and classic texts for answers can be helpful, but sometimes without the context of the contemporary it can be hard to see how these old ways apply to the here and now. Too often, depictions of witches – and indeed some contemporary witchcraft practices – perpetuate harmful racist, colonialist and culturally appropriative narratives. Gender essentialism crops up often in witchcraft circles, and #witchgoals trends proliferated by large companies and mass media raises troubling questions about the relationship between witchcraft and capitalism. Toil and Trouble is an eclectic and radical collection of essays on witchcraft practice and the ethics of magic, which gives that much-needed modern context to timeless wisdom. This is a fascinating snapshot of contemporary occult practice viewed through an intersectional lens. Essays include poets on the magic inherent in language, working-class witches on the reclamation of agency through practical spellwork, and gender fluid practitioners on the necessity of breaking down traditional hierarchies in magical symbolism. Poetic, inspiring and electrifying glimpses from the brink of contemporary craft, these essays show how anyone, no matter where they live or who they are, can find positivity and the force for powerful change in the subversive unknown.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Textbook of Healthcare Ethics

Textbook of Healthcare Ethics

This framework, which I [EHL] call the “existential a priori” of ethics, forms the condition within which our lives ... We are neither “moral friends” who can craft a universally valid ethic nor “moral strangers” who can craft no ethic ...

Author: Erich E.H. Loewy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402022524

Category: Medical

Page: 382

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1 Historical Introduction INTRODUCTION This chapter is mainly about the history of medicine and its ethics. As usually c- ceived, history is retrograde: It is what happened yesterday, and, much as we may try, it is what happened yesterday seen with a set of today’s eyes. Trying to understand yesterday’s culture may help us put on a pair of corrective glasses, but it fails in - tirely correcting our vision. Contemporary cultural anthropology may likewise help us understand the way today’s events and cultural habits shape what we call history tomorrow. Past events and the kaleidoscopic pattern of today’s cultures may help guide us into a future that in at least some respects is ours to forge. Learning about ethics yesterday and thinking about ethics as it expresses itself in various cultures today can help us shape the ethics of tomorrow: This is true whether we are speaking of that part of social ethics called “medical” or of any other part of social ethics. The social aspects of medical practice—how the institution called medicine fits into and works within the greater society called culture—shape the way its ethics ultimately must play itself out.
Categories: Medical

The Path to Mechanized Shoe Production in the United States

The Path to Mechanized Shoe Production in the United States

Craft hierarchies were a means through which masters trained apprentices in the ethics of the craft along with the skills, and, by following these norms, apprentices could expect to rise in position and esteem.

Author: Ross Thomson

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469644233

Category: History

Page: 312

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In 1800, shoes in the United States were made by craftsmen, each trained to create an entire shoe. A century later, shoes were mass-produced in factories employing dozens of machines and specialized workers. Ross Thomson describes this transition from craft to mechanized production in one of the largest American industries of the nineteenth century. Early shoe machinery originated through innovations made by shoemakers, tailors, and especially machinists. It continued to evolve through a process of "learning by selling," in which sales of one generation of machines led to technological learning and ongoing invention by those who used, serviced, and sold them. As a result of this process, the mechanization of the shoe industry and the manufacturers of the machinery it used -- including such firms as Singer and United Shoe Machinery -- evolved together. In researching the process of industrialization, Thomson examined nearly 8,000 patents. Comparing the patent information with directories for more than eighty American cities, he was able to find out who the inventors were, who employed them, how many patents they held, and the extent to which their inventions were used. Originally published in 1989. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.
Categories: History

Professional Care and Vocation

Professional Care and Vocation

The ethics of craft considered in this chapter spans both these meanings of craft: both the morality of work and workmanship. Our work has a moral character; it matters what kind of people we become through our work, and how our work ...

Author: Timothy W. Wineberg

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789087903008

Category: Education

Page:

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This book integrates the traditional understanding of a profession—a calling to selfless service for the public good, through the pursuit of a learned art—with that of vocation—work that offers a deep sense of personal fulfilment, meaning, and identity.
Categories: Education

The Modern Craft

The Modern Craft

This is a fascinating snapshot of contemporary occult practice viewed through an intersectional lens.

Author: Alice Tarbuck

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 9781786786449

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

View: 299

An eclectic and radical collection of essays on contemporary witchcraft and the ethics of magic – a must-read for anyone engaged with the occult, witchcraft or magics of any kind. In a world that often feels like it makes no sense, many people have begun to reach out to the numinous for a sense of understanding and connection. Looking back to ancient wisdom, folklore and classic texts for answers can be helpful, but sometimes without the context of the contemporary it can be hard to see how these old ways apply to the here and now. Too often, depictions of witches – and indeed some contemporary witchcraft practices – perpetuate harmful racist, colonialist and culturally appropriative narratives. Gender essentialism crops up often in witchcraft circles, and #witchgoals trends proliferated by large companies and mass media raises troubling questions about the relationship between witchcraft and capitalism. Toil and Trouble is an eclectic and radical collection of essays on witchcraft practice and the ethics of magic, which gives that much-needed modern context to timeless wisdom. This is a fascinating snapshot of contemporary occult practice viewed through an intersectional lens. Essays include poets on the magic inherent in language, working-class witches on the reclamation of agency through practical spellwork, and gender fluid practitioners on the necessity of breaking down traditional hierarchies in magical symbolism. Poetic, inspiring and electrifying glimpses from the brink of contemporary craft, these essays show how anyone, no matter where they live or who they are, can find positivity and the force for powerful change in the subversive unknown.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Machine Ethics

Machine Ethics

These issues include whether the agenda of artificial intelligence is coherent; whether, moral agency aside, ... 3 In the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle writes, "Every craft is concerned with coming to be; and the exercise of the craft ...

Author: Michael Anderson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139497749

Category: Computers

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The new field of machine ethics is concerned with giving machines ethical principles, or a procedure for discovering a way to resolve the ethical dilemmas they might encounter, enabling them to function in an ethically responsible manner through their own ethical decision making. Developing ethics for machines, in contrast to developing ethics for human beings who use machines, is by its nature an interdisciplinary endeavor. The essays in this volume represent the first steps by philosophers and artificial intelligence researchers toward explaining why it is necessary to add an ethical dimension to machines that function autonomously, what is required in order to add this dimension, philosophical and practical challenges to the machine ethics project, various approaches that could be considered in attempting to add an ethical dimension to machines, work that has been done to date in implementing these approaches, and visions of the future of machine ethics research.
Categories: Computers

Design and Ethics

Design and Ethics

Richard Sennett's recentbookThe Craftsman (2008) develops this notion of craft and extends it to the physical work of the hand and the eye involved insurgery,in design drawing andin software development.

Author: Emma Felton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136342639

Category: Architecture

Page: 256

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The value of design for contributing to environmental solutions and a sustainable future is increasingly recognised. It spans many spheres of everyday life, and the ethical dimension of design practice that considers environmental, social and economic sustainability is compelling. Approaches to design recognise design as a practice that can transform human experience and understanding, expanding its role beyond stylistic enhancement. The traditional roles of design, designer and designed object are therefore redefined through new understanding of the relationship between the material and immaterial aspects of design where the design product and the design process are embodiments of ideas, values and beliefs. This multi-disciplinary approach considers how to create design which is at once aesthetically pleasing and also ethically considered, with contributions from fields as diverse as architecture, fashion, urban design and philosophy. The authors also address how to teach design based subjects while instilling a desire in the student to develop ethical work practices, both inside and outside the studio.
Categories: Architecture

Ethics and Standards in Institutional Research

Ethics and Standards in Institutional Research

One of the characteristics of professionalism is a code of ethics that is particular to the craft . The intent of this volume , Ethics and Standards in Institutional Research , is to provide a beginning point for a permanent ...

Author: Michael E Schiltz

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: UOM:39015025192447

Category: Education

Page: 86

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Categories: Education