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Addiction and virtue

Kent Dunnington

Addiction and virtue

beyond the models of disease and choice

by Kent Dunnington

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  • 9 Currently reading

Published by IVP Academic in Downers Grove, Ill .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Church work with recovering addicts,
  • Compulsive behavior,
  • Habit breaking,
  • Christianity

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

    StatementKent Dunnington
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBV4598.7 .D86 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24839339M
    ISBN 109780830839018
    LC Control Number2011013643

    Addiction and Virtue: Kent Dunnington: Paperback: Ethics bookBrand: IVP Academic. Instead of mere pursuit of sensory pleasure, addiction aims beyond the sensate “toward the attainment of particular moral and intellectual goods” (p. 84). Addiction, as habit, is the counterpoint of virtue; as a vice, it targets and mimics the good life, which is legitimately advanced only in and through virtue (p. 96).

      the roots of addiction – unmet needs for love and security How Do The Twelve Steps Work? PRACTICING VIRTUE AA SPIRITUAL AND RELIGIOUS Does AA work? Latest systematic Research Study says YES. AA History & Philosophy Writing the Big Book: The Creation of AA. TWELVE-STEP PHILOSOPHY SOBERING WISDOM addiction RECOVERY . Addiction is a multifaceted behavior that is as complex as the human being in which it is displayed. There is no one definition that encompasses all aspects of addiction. It is clear that addiction is a mesh of many forces in life converging on an individual to drive that person towards a behavior that can be easily identified no matter what.

    What is the nature of addiction? Neither of the two dominant models (disease or choice) adequately accounts for the experience of those who are addicted or of those who are seeking to help them. In this interdisciplinary work, Kent Dunnington brings the neglected resources of philosophical and theological analysis to bear on the problem of addiction. Aristotle’s four kinds of addiction clearly reveal the superficialities of the sin/sickness dichotomy. His naturalistic grasp of the varieties of addiction provides a much richer basis for discussion than the bipolar classifications of our own day. This is further revealed in the interpretation of the terms of the definition suggested earlier.


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(Francis F. Seeburger, professor of philosophy, University of Denver) " Addiction and Virtue is one of only a few books which use philosophy to unpack the false dilemma limiting addiction to either disease or willful choice.

What's more, Dunnington does this from a Christian theological perspective." (Linda Mercadante, author, Cited by: 7. "Addiction and Virtue is one of only a few books which use philosophy to unpack the false dilemma limiting addiction to either disease or willful Addiction and virtue book.

"Considerations of addiction as disease are helpful but inadequate. Kent Dunnington shows us that addiction is a habit, more akin to idolatry or wrongful worship/5(25). Addiction and Virtue is a brilliant, interdisciplinary approach to developing a theology of addiction that has a lot to say to the church about its witness in the world and its life together.

The thesis of Addiction and Virtue is profound/5. Fascinating overview of addiction from a philosophical/Christian perspective. The author's thesis is that addiction is best explained by reference to "habit" a middle ground between the disease model and pure moral choice. Highly stimulating and convincing on a number of key points.

I loved this book/5. "Addiction and Virtue is one of only a few books which use philosophy to unpack the false dilemma limiting addiction to either disease or willful choice. What's more, Dunnington does this from a Christian theological perspective." Linda Mercadante "Considerations of addiction as disease are helpful but : InterVarsity Press.

"Addiction and Virtue is one of only a few books which use philosophy to unpack the false dilemma limiting addiction to either disease or willful choice.

What's more, Dunnington does this from a Christian theological perspective.". "Considerations of addiction. I can't think of a more timely subject, or a more exemplary way to do theological ethics. Addiction and Virtue is one of only a few books which use philosophy to unpack the false dilemma limiting addiction to either disease or willful choice.

What's more, Dunnington does this from a Christian theological : As its subtitle suggests, Addiction and Virtue (A&V) is an attempt to go beyond these two now dominant and opposing views: the disease and the choice concepts of addiction.

Addiction, contends the author, is neither a disease nor a choice. It is a habit. In Addiction and Virtue: Beyond the Models of Disease and Choice, professor of philosophy Kent Dunnington takes the traditional ways of thinking about addiction and flips the probably tells you little about what the book really talks about, but as the subtitle bears out, people typically conceive of addictions as either the result of a genetic disposition.

This was a book that got better the closer I got to the end. Chapter 7 examines addiction and virtue and discusses the ways in which addiction resembles the virtue of love or "charity". Addicted persons resemble charitable persons in that they order their priorities around one thing and one thing only/5(25).

What is the nature of addiction. Neither of the two dominant models (disease or choice) adequately accounts for the experience of those who are addicted or of those who are seeking to help them.

In this interdisciplinary work, Kent Dunnington brings the neglected resources of philosophical and theological analysis to bear on the problem of addiction. Dunnington insists that addiction represents an attempt by an individual to provide meaning, order, devotion, and purpose in a postmodern world absent of these things.

In that regard, he calls the addict an “unwitting prophet” whose quest can instruct others who live content with soft relativism and personal comfort. Addiction and Virtue by Kent Dunnington,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(73).

Addiction and Virtue – Kent Dunnington Very Important Christian Understanding of Addiction and Its Meaning “Addiction and Virtue” is a book lover’s dream.

Other than this one foundational difference about the cause of habits, Dr. Dunnington’s book is an excellent resource for addiction counselors because of his exceptionally thorough research on the history of what is now known as “addiction.” His arguments against the disease model of addiction are outstanding.

Addiction and Virtue by Kent Dunnington ISBN Intervarsity Press Strategic Initiatives in Evangelical Theology Reviewed by Clint Walker If most of the books in the series of Strategic Initiatives in Evangelical Theology are like Addiction and Virtue by Kent Dunnington, then Intervarsity Press is going to have a critically acclaimed, best selling series of theology books.

The final chapter of the book explores both how the church can care for addicts and what we can learn from them. Overall this is a fascinating book. It’s depth of insight cannot be summarized in this simple review. Having studies and worked with addicts for the last 8 years now I have not come across anything quite like Addiction and Virtue.

Get this from a library. Addiction and virtue: beyond the models of disease and choice. [Kent Dunnington] -- What is the nature of addiction. Neither of the two dominant models (disease or choice) adequately accounts for the experience of those who are addicted or of those who are seeking to help them.

Addiction Aristotle and Addiction Can Aristotle help us to think about the nature of addiction. Posted SHARE was contrasted to the story in the book. Kent Dunnington, in his book Addiction and Virtue, holds that addiction and its pervasive presence in modern culture is neither a result of disease or choice, but arises because addiction is a habit of desire (61) that orients humans towards a perceived good.

To argue that disease and choice are actually contradictory metaphors that do not. COUPON: Rent Addiction and Virtue Beyond the Models of Disease and Choice 1st edition () and save up to 80% on textbook rentals and 90% on used textbooks. Get FREE 7-day instant eTextbook access!Price: $  Bob is not alone, and Kent Dunnington's new book, Addiction and Virtue: Beyond the Models of Disease and Choice (InterVarsity Press) provides a way to understand and respond to Bob's experience Author: Amy Julia Becker.The best books on Virtue, as recommended by British philosopher Edward Skidelsky.

People will say that some writer who wrote a very revelatory book about his son’s drug addiction showed incredible courage, or that someone who stands in the middle of Trafalgar Square and masturbates as part of some artistic performance shows real courage.