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Virtue Ethics: Retrospect and Prospect

Editors: Grimi, Elisa (Ed.)

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  • Examines the reasons why the phenomenon of virtue has become so prevalent
  • Takes into account the past as well as current philosophical research
  • Outlines the authenticity, peculiarities and consequences of virtues in the context of the history of philosophy
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The rise of the phenomenon of virtue ethics in recent years has increased at a rapid pace. Such an explosion carries with it a number of great possibilities, as well as risks. This volume has been written to contribute a multi-faceted perspective to the current conversation about virtue. Among many other thought-provoking questions, the collection addresses the following: What are the virtues, and how are they enumerated? What are the internal problems among ethicists, and what are the objections and replies to contemporary virtue ethics? Additionally, the practical implications following from the answers to these questions are discussed in new and fascinating research. Fundamental concepts such as teleology and eudaimonism are addressed from both a historical and dialectical approach. This tome will contribute not only to providing further clarity to the current horizons in virtue ethics, but also to the practical conclusion following from the study: to challenge the reader toward a greater pursuit of the virtuous life.

About the authors

Elisa GRIMI is Executive Director of the European Society for Moral Philosophy, the editor-in-chief of the international journal Philosophical News and Project Manager of philojotter.com. On 30th May, 2014, she received the Paolo Michele Erede Foundation First Prize with a work on ‘Politics and Network’. She has studied and worked at various universities throughout the world, in countries including Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, England, France and the United States. She is the author of numerous publications, including her first Italian monograph G.E.M. Anscombe: The Dragon Lady (2014) with direct testimonies, the collected volume Tradition as the Future of Innovation (Cantagalli 2015), co-author with Rémi Brague of Contro il cristianismo e l’umanismo. Il perdono dell’Occidente (Cantagalli 2016), editor of the collection Tradition as the Future for Innovation (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016) and of the Dossier La philosophie de l’humilité (Recherches Philosophiques, ICT, 2017). 

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-15860-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-15859-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Virtue Ethics: Retrospect and Prospect
Editors
  • Elisa Grimi
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-15860-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-15860-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-15859-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 207
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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