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dc.contributor.authorMoriarty, Michaelen
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-08T14:32:46Z
dc.date.available2021-06-08T14:32:46Z
dc.date.issued2019-10-30en
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>en
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen
dc.titleCartesian Générosité and Its Antecedentsen
dc.typeBook chapter
prism.endingPage175
prism.publicationDate2019en
prism.publicationNameThe Measure of Greatnessen
prism.startingPage147
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.71034
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1093/oso/9780198840688.003.0006en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-10-30en
dc.contributor.orcidMoriarty, Michael [0000-0002-3604-1627]
rioxxterms.typeBook chapteren
cam.issuedOnline2019-12-19en
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2021-10-30


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