The problems of virtue
and knowledge have been discussed in the Lysis, Laches, Charmides, and Protagoras; the puzzle about knowing and learning has already appeared in the Euthydemus.
Prima facie, the premise that virtue
yields only right action--what I will call the "success criterion"--seems a more vulnerable target.
Austin substantiates and elaborates a causal reading of Aquinas on virtue
and presents, at least incipiently, a causal virtue
theory robust enough to be worthy of a place in the theological and philosophical discussion.
Bushlack argues that a Thomistic account of civic virtue
can help Christians participate fully in the body politic without compromising their commitment to the City of God.
Aquinas on Virtue
: A Causal Reading" by the Jesuit scholar Nicholas Austin (who teaches theological ethics at Heythrop College, University of London) is an original interpretation of one of the most compelling accounts of virtue
in the Western tradition--that of the great theologian and philosopher Thomas Aquinas (1224 - 1274).
In this book she shows that Aquinas offers us a cogent and illuminating account of justice as a personal virtue
rather than a virtue
of social institutions, as John Rawls and his interlocutors have described it - and as most people think of it today.
Bushlack, Politics for a Pilgrim Church: A Thomistic Theory of Civic Virtue
, Grand Rapids/Cambridge, UK: William B.
ethics is no longer a peripheral methodology in contemporary moral theology.
Baby, the Non-Governmental Organization and a unit of LESDEP Foundation, has announced that they will be hosting a session for expecting parents on how to 'Create Your Child's Personality'.
Though altruism and greater happiness tend to characterize the lives of the virtuous (see Sisemore, 2015), virtue
needs a more stable source than the individual.
An extension of Alasdair MacIntyre's concept of 'virtues
of acknowledged dependence', to include relationships with the non-human world, offers an organising principle for environmental virtue
The Higher Institution of the Promotion of Virtue
and the Prevention of Vice launched its first publication at Umm Al-Qura University recently.
Variety may trump virtue
when it comes to the struggle to eat healthy, says a Vanderbilt marketing professor who studies consumer self-control and endorses "vice-virtue
bundles" combining nutritious and not-so-nutritious foods.
The message for the children playing is that one cannot be both generous and thrifty, and while generosity is certainly a virtue
, it is only 12% as virtuous as thrift.
Four major types of ethical philosophical theories are egoism, teleology, deontology, and virtue