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dc.contributor.authorMoriarty, Michael
dc.contributor.editorVasalou, Sophia
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-08T14:32:46Z
dc.date.available2021-06-08T14:32:46Z
dc.date.issued2019-10-30
dc.identifier.isbn9780198840688
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/323575
dc.description.abstract<p>The chapter contains an exposition of Descartes’s ethics, the keystone of which is the concept of <italic>générosité</italic>. This incorporates both a cognitive state (the knowledge that nothing belongs to us but the use of our free will, and that nothing but the good or bad use of our free will is worthy of praise or blame) and a disposition of will, a determination always to act in accordance with our judgement of what is best. The concept is discussed in relation both to Aristotle’s conception of magnanimity and to the Stoic ethics of Epictetus, but also in relation to the use of the term in literary texts of the time, the plays of Pierre Corneille, and the stories of Jean-Pierre Camus.</p>
dc.publisherOxford University Press
dc.subjectDescartes
dc.subjectMoral philosophy
dc.subjectMagnanimity
dc.subjectAristotle
dc.subjectEpictetus
dc.subjectPierre Corneille
dc.subjectJean-Pierre Camus
dc.titleCartesian Générosité and Its Antecedents
dc.typeBook chapter
prism.endingPage175
prism.number6
prism.publicationDate2019
prism.publicationNameThe Measure of Greatness
prism.startingPage147
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.71034
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1093/oso/9780198840688.003.0006
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-10-30
dc.contributor.orcidMoriarty, Michael [0000-0002-3604-1627]
dcterms.isPartOfThe Measure of Greatness
rioxxterms.typeBook chapter
cam.issuedOnline2019-12-19
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2021-10-30


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