Brouillon zur Ethik/ Notes on Ethics (1805/1806). Translated and edited by John Wallhauser; Notes on the Theory of Virtue (1804/1806); translated with introduction and notes by Terrence N. Tice

Author: Wallhauser, John
Schleiermacher, Friedrich
Schleiermacher, Friedrich
Schleiermacher, Friedrich
Year:2002
Pages:304
ISBN:0-7734-7156-1
978-0-7734-7156-6
Price:249.95
During 1804-05 and 1805-06, while teaching at the University of Halle, Friedrich Schleiermacher lectured twice on philosophical ethics. From the first lectures only his notes on the theory of virtue are extant. In 1805-1806, however, we have his own dense notes covering 98 hours of lectures. He planned to revise this (Brouillon zur ethik) for publication, a project which was never completed. But these Halle lectures reveal for the first time the details of his distinctive approach to ethics as a philosophy of culture. In these lectures he presents ethics as the critical examination of reason embodied in selves in community. This translation makes available in English the first systematic presentation of his ethics as an inclusive vision of cultural goods, virtues and duties.

Table of Contents

Table of contents (main headings):
Preface; General Introduction
BROUILLLON/NOTES ON ETHICS
Introduction
Theory of the Highest Good
General Outline
Universality in the Organizing (Formative) Activity of Reason
Uniqueness in the Formative Activity of Reason
The Cognitive Function of Reason
THEORY OF VIRTUE
Editor’s Introduction to the Theory of Virtue
NOTES ON THE THEORY OF VIRTUE (1804/1805)
Introduction
Section One: The General Construction of Virtue
Section Two: Consideration of the Individual Person
[Introduction to the Idea of Virtue
Virtue as Disposition
Virtue as Proficiency
Greek and Christian Precedents
Theory of Duty
Concluding Remarks
Postscript – John Wallhauser
Glossary – Terrence N. Tice
Bibliography; Indexes of Names and Places; subjects and Concepts