I will begin by stating three theses which I present in this paper. The first is that it is not profitable for us at present to do moral philosophy. The second is that the concepts
So far as Anglophone academic study is concerned, interest in the idea of virtue as a central concept in ethical theory only dates from the late 1950s beginning with Elizabeth Ansc
Aristotle conceived of happiness as being attained by living in accord with virtue, and virtually all philosophical, religious, and cultural traditions have likewise placed some no
Questions about moral character have recently come to occupy a central place in philosophical discussion. Part of the explanation for this development can be traced to the
In sweeping and abstract terms, we can say that virtue is the achieved state of character that makes one a good human being (see Character; Moral Character). Yet things get complic
The concepts of virtue and vice identify a distinctive set of goods and evils, ones that are aspects of human excellence unlike, say, the values of feeling pleasure or pain.
"Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of p
“Spe salvi facti sumus”—in hope we were saved, says Saint Paul to the Romans, and likewise to us (Rom 8:24). According to the Christian faith, “redemption”—salvation—is not simply