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Understanding Virtue: Theory and Measurement

Jennifer Cole Wright, Michael T. Warren, and Nancy E. Snow


The last thirty years has seen a resurgence of interest in virtue among philosophers, psychologists, and educators. As is often the case with interdisciplinary endeavors, this renewed interest in virtue faces an important challenge—namely, successfully standing up to the requirements imposed by different disciplinary standards. For virtue, this means developing an account that practitioners from multiple disciplines will find sufficiently rigorous, substantive, and useful. Our volume was born in response to this interdisciplinary challenge. Its objective here is twofold. First, drawing on Whol ... More

Keywords: Aristotle, Whole Trait Theory, virtue, virtue ethics, character, measurement, integration thesis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190655136
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190655136.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jennifer Cole Wright, author
Professor of Psychology, College of Charleston

Michael T. Warren, author
Postdoctoral Fellow, Human Early Learning Partnership at the University of British Columbia

Nancy E. Snow, author
Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Institute for the Study of Human Flourishing, University of Oklahoma