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Description - Virtues in Action by M. Austin

In recent decades, many philosophers have considered the strengths and weaknesses of a virtue-centered approach to moral theory. Much less attention has been given to how such an approach bears on issues in applied ethics. The essays in this volume apply a virtue-centered perspective to a variety of contemporary moral issues, and in so doing offer a fresh and illuminating perspective. Some of the essays focus on a particular virtue and its application to one or more realms of applied ethics, such as temperance and sex or humility and environmental ethics. Other chapters focus on an issue in applied ethics and bring several virtues into a discussion of that issue or realm of life, such as sport, education, and business. Finally, several of the chapters engage relevant psychological research as well as current neuroscience, which enhances the strength of the philosophical arguments.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781137280282
ISBN-10: 113728028X
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 233
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - M. Austin

Gregory Bassham, Philosophy Department at King's College, Pennsylvania, USA Dan Demetriou, University of Minnesota, Morris, USA Matthew Flannagan is a Theologian based in Auckland, New Zealand Chris Frakes is an independent scholar and writer, USA Robert K. Garcia, Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, USA Heidi Giebel, University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA Nathan L. King, Whitworth University, USA Matthew Pianalto, Eastern Kentucky University, USA Nancy E. Snow, Marquette University, USA Lisa Tessman, Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York, USA Franco V. Trivigno, Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Stan van Hooft, Deakin University in Australia