Current Controversies in Virtue Theory

1st Edition

Mark Alfano

Routledge
Published February 13, 2015
Reference - 162 Pages
ISBN 9780415658218 - CAT# Y144515
Series: Current Controversies in Philosophy

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Summary

Virtue is among the most venerable concepts in philosophy, and has recently seen a major revival.  However, new challenges to conceptions of virtue have also arisen.  In Current Controversies in Virtue Theory, five pairs of cutting-edge philosophers square off over central topics in virtue theory: the nature of virtue, the connection between virtue and flourishing, the connection between moral and epistemic virtues, the way in which virtues are acquired, and the possibility of attaining virtue.  Mark Alfano guides his readers through these essays (all published here for the first time), with a synthetic introduction, succinct abstracts of each debate, suggested further readings and study questions for each controversy, and a list of further controversies to be explored.

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