Virtue and the Moral Life Paperback

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: Theological and Philosophical Perspectives takes up these questions. In its ten timely and original chapters, 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 May 2016. The ISBN for Virtue and the Moral Life is 9780739194522.

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Details for Virtue and the Moral Life

Page last updated 11th October 2016
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherLexington Books (May 2016)
Number of Pages220
Thickness16 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4450707
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