Virtue and the Moral Life Hardback

Theological and Philosophical Perspectives

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Virtue and the Moral Life

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The scope of interest and reflection on virtue and the virtues is as wide and deep as the questions we can ask about what makes a moral agent's life decent or noble or holy rather than cruel or base or sinful; or about the conditions of human character and circumstance that make for good relations between family members, friends, workers, fellow citizens, and strangers, and the sorts of conditions that do not. Clearly these questions will inevitably be directed to more finely grained features of everyday life in particular contexts. Virtue and the Moral Life takes up these questions. In its ten timely and original essays, it considers the specific importance of virtue ethics, its public significance for shaping a society's common good, the value of civic integrity, warfare and returning soldiers' sense of enlarged moral responsibility, the care for and agency of children in contemporary secular consumer society, and other questions involving moral failure, humility, and forgiveness.

Virtue and the Moral Life was published by Lexington Books in July 2014. The ISBN for Virtue and the Moral Life is 9780739182314.

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Details for Virtue and the Moral Life

Page last updated 26th October 2016
Book FormatHardback
PublisherLexington Books (July 2014)
Number of Pages220
Thickness20 mm
Height237 mm
Width161 mm
Product Code4293000
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