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Cultivating Virtue: Perspectives from Philosophy, Theology, and Psychology

Nancy E. Snow


Despite the rising interest in virtue, little attention has been paid to the question of how virtue is developed. This volume addresses this gap in the literature. Each chapter focuses on some aspect of virtue acquisition, either by examining the science that explains virtue development, by highlighting virtue cultivation within distinctive traditions of thought, or by taking developmental perspectives that yield fresh insights into criticisms of virtue ethics. Aristotelian, utilitarian, sentimentalist, Kantian, Confucian, Buddhist, Islamic, and Christian perspectives on virtue development are ... More

Keywords: virtue cultivation, virtue ethics, psychology, Aristotelianism, utilitarianism, sentimentalism, Kantianism, Confucianism, Buddhism, Islam, Christianity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199967421
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967421.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nancy E. Snow, editor
Marquette University