Virtue and the Moral Life: Theological and Philosophical Perspectives William Werpehowski

ISBN: 9780739182314

Published: July 22nd 2014

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209 pages


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Virtue and the Moral Life: Theological and Philosophical Perspectives  by  William Werpehowski

Virtue and the Moral Life: Theological and Philosophical Perspectives by William Werpehowski
July 22nd 2014 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 209 pages | ISBN: 9780739182314 | 4.42 Mb

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 humanMoreThe 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.



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