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Varieties of Virtue Ethics

Editors: Carr, David, Arthur, James, Kristjánsson, Kristján (Eds.)

  • Presents accessible and informative analysis of recent developments in ethics of virtue
  • Collates the work of numerous authors and crosses disciplines in order to examine ethics in psychology, sociology and theology
  • Enables understanding of global perspectives and influences upon the concept of virtue
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This book explores recent developments in ethics of virtue. While acknowledging the Aristotelian roots of modern virtue ethics – with its emphasis on the moral importance of character – this collection recognizes that more recent accounts of virtue have been shaped by many other influences, such as Aquinas, Hume, Nietzsche, Hegel and Marx, Confucius and Lao-tzu. The authors also examine the bearing of virtue ethics on other disciplines such as psychology, sociology and theology, as well as attending to some wider public, professional and educational implications of the ethics of virtue. This pioneering book will be invaluable to researchers and students concerned with the many contemporary varieties and applications of virtue ethics. 

About the authors

James Arthur is Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Staffing and Professor of Education and Civic Engagement at the University of Birmingham, UK. He is Director of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues. Among his many works on the education of character and virtue are The Communitarian Agenda in Education (2001) and Education with Character (2003).

David Carr is Emeritus Professor at the University of Edinburgh and currently Professor of Ethics and Education in the University of Birmingham Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, UK.  He has written much on the significance of art and literature for educating moral character and recently edited a volume of essays entitled Perspectives on Gratitude: An Interdisciplinary Approach (2016).

Kristján Kristjánsson is Professor of Character Education and Virtue Ethics, and Deputy Director of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues, University of Birmingham, UK. His research focuses on issu

es at the intersection of moral philosophy, moral psychology and moral education. His latest book is Aristotelian Character Education (2015).

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Varieties of Virtue Ethics: Introduction

    Carr, David (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Varieties of Virtue Ethics

    Roberts, Robert C.

    Pages 17-34

  • Which Variety of Virtue Ethics?

    Annas, Julia

    Pages 35-51

  • Against Idealization in Virtue Ethics

    Curzer, Howard J.

    Pages 53-71

  • Virtue Ethics in the Medieval Period

    Haldane, John

    Pages 73-88

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eBook $49.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-59177-7
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $63.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-59176-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Varieties of Virtue Ethics
Editors
  • David Carr
  • James Arthur
  • Kristján Kristjánsson
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59177-7
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59177-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59176-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 352
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
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