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Personal Virtues Introductory Readings by C. Williams

Personal Virtues Introductory Readings


Personal Virtues Introductory Readings by C. Williams

In this ground-breakiing collection of articles, ten respected philosophers discuss everyday virtues, including generosity of spirit, gratitude, hope, patience and trust. Martha C. Nussbaum describes the cognitive dimensions of compassion; Robert Solomon argues that love must have reasons; Eamonn Callan contends that patience has as much value as courage. Clifford Williams' Introduction places the virtues into the contemporary context and discusses each one treated in the book.


'Justice, compassion, courage, trust, humility - if such virtues deeply characterized individual lives and communities, human existence would be far less scarred by genocide, terrorism, poverty, torture and other human rights abuses that plague the twenty-first century. This well-edited collection of essays contains clear philosophical reflection that provides much-needed guidance for anyone and everyone who strives to support and extend the moral qualities that are necessary to amend the world.' - John Roth, Edward J. Sexton Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for the Study of the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights, Claremont McKenna College, USA'

About the Author

PATRICK BOLEYN-FITZGERALD Department of Philosophy, Lawrence University, USA LUC BOVENS Department of Philosophy, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA EAMONN CALLAN School of Education, Stanford University, USA KAREN JONES Department of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, Australia JOSEPH KUPFER Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Iowa State University, USA MARTHA C. NUSSBAUM Law School, University of Chicago, USA ROBERT C. ROBERTS Department of Philosophy, Baylor University, USA TARA SMITH Department of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin, USA NANCY E. SNOW Department of Philosophy, Marquette University, USA ROBERT C. SOLOMON Department of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin, USA

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Publication date

12th August 2005


C. Williams

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Palgrave Macmillan an imprint of Palgrave USA


282 pages


Ethics & moral philosophy



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