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Synonyms for virtue

Synonyms for virtue

a special feature or quality that confers superiority

a level of superiority that is usually high

Synonyms for virtue

the quality of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong

any admirable quality or attribute


Related Words

morality with respect to sexual relations

a particular moral excellence

References in classic literature ?
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.
Virtue ethics is no longer a peripheral methodology in contemporary moral theology.
com)-- Virtue 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 ethics.
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 ethics.