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Virtues and Their Vices

ISBN : 9780199645541

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Author: 
Kevin Timpe; Craig A. Boyd
Pages
528 Pages
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Hardcover
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163 x 240 mm
Pub date
Feb 2014
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Virtues and Their Vices is the only extant contemporary, comprehensive treatment of specific virtues and, where applicable, their competing vices. Each of the essays, written exclusively for this volume, not only locates discussion of that virtue in its historical context, but also advances the discussion and debate concerning the understanding and role of the virtues. Each of the first four sections focuses on a particular, historically important class of virtues: the cardinal virtues, the capital vices (or 'seven deadly sins') and the corrective virtues, intellectual virtues, and the theological virtues. The final section discusses the role virtue theory and the virtues themselves play in a number of disciplines, ranging from theology and political theory to neurobiology and feminism. The treatment of the virtues in this present volume is sensitive to the historical heritage of the virtues, including their theological heritage, without paying undue attention to the historical and theological issues. Virtues and Their Vices engages contemporary philosophical scholarship as well as relevant scholarship from related disciplines throughout. It is a unique and compelling addition to the philosophical treatment of the virtues as well as their import in a wide spectrum of disciplines.

Index: 

Introduction
I: THE CARDINAL VIRTUES
1. Prudence
2. The Virtues of Justice
3. Fortitude and the Conflict of Frameworks
4. Temperance
II: THE CAPITAL VICES AND CORRECTIVE VIRTUES
5. Lust and Chastity
6. Gluttony and Abstinence
7. Avarice and Liberality
8. Sloth: Some Historical Reflections on Laziness, Effort, and Resistance to the Demands of Love
9. A Study in Virtuous and Vicious Anger
10. Envy and Its Discontents
11. Pride and Humility: Tempering the Desire for Excellence
III: INTELLECTUAL VIRTUES
12. Trust
13. Episteme: Knowledge and Understanding
14. Sophia: Theoretical Wisdom and Contemporary Epistemology,
IV: THE THEOLOGICAL VIRTUES
15. Faith as Attitude, Trait, and Virtue
16. On Hope
17. Charity: How Friendship with God Unfolds in Love for Others
V: VIRTUE ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES
18. Virtue in Theology
19. Virtue in Political Thought: On Civic Virtue and Political Liberalism
20. Virtue in Positive Psychology
21. Moral Psychology, Neuroscience, and Virtue: From Moral Judgment to Moral Character
22. Virtue and A Feminist Ethics of Care

About the author: 

Dr. Kevin Timpe is professor of philosophy at Northwest Nazarene University, having previously been a research fellow at St. Peter's College, Oxford University. His research focuses primarily on the metaphysics of free will and moral responsibility, and issues in the philosophy of religion. He is the author of Free Will: Sourcehood and its Alternatives, 2e and the editor of Arguing about Religion and Metaphysics and God.; Dr. Craig A. Boyd is currently Associate Professor of Philosophy and Liaison for Philosophy and Theological Studies at St. Louis University. He has published two books: A Shared Morality: A Narrative Defense of Natural Law Ethics and Visions of Agape: Problems and Possibilities in Divine and Human Love.

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