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In previous years, philosophers have either ignored the virtue of humility or found it to be in need of radical redefinition. But humility is a central human virtue, and it is the purpose of this book to defend that claim from a Kantian point of view. Jeanine Grenberg argues that we can indeed speak of Aristotelian-style, but still deeply Kantian, virtuous character traits. She proposes moving from focus on action to focus on person, not leaving the former behind, but instead taking it up within a larger, more satisfying Kantian moral theory. Using examples from literature as well as philosophy, she shows that there is a Kantian virtue theory to be explored in which humility plays a central role. Her book will have a wide appeal to readers not only in Kant studies but also in theological ethics and moral psychology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521846813
ISBN-10: 0521846811
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 282
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jeanine Grenberg

Jeanine Grenberg is Associate Professor of Philosophy at St Olaf College, Minnesota.

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