Developing the Virtues: Integrating Perspectives by Julia AnnasDeveloping the Virtues: Integrating Perspectives by Julia Annas

Developing the Virtues: Integrating Perspectives

EditorJulia Annas, Darcia Narvaez, Nancy E. Snow

Hardcover | September 29, 2016

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Ethicists and psychologists have become increasingly interested in the development of virtue in recent years, approaching the topic from the perspectives of virtue ethics and developmental psychology respectively. Such interest in virtue development has spread beyond academia, as teachers andparents have increasingly striven to cultivate virtue as part of education and child-rearing. Looking at these parallel trends in the study and practice of virtue development, the essays in this volume explore such questions as: How can philosophical work on virtue development inform psychological work on it, and vice versa? How should we understand virtue as a dimension of humanpersonality? What is the developmental foundation of virtue? What are the evolutionary aspects of virtue and its development? How is virtue fostered? How is virtue exemplified in behavior and action? How is our conception of virtue influenced by context and by developmental and social experiences?What are the tensions, impediments and prospects for an integrative field of virtue study? Rather than centering on each discipline, the essays in this volume are orgnaized around themes and engage each other in a broader dialogue. The volume begins with an introductory essay from the editors that a wide-angle view of the fuller range of philosophical and empirical issues that have surrounded the notion of virtue in recent years.
Julia Annas is Regents Professor in Philosophy at the University of Arizona, having also taught at Oxford. She was the founding editor of Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. Darcia Narvaez is Professor of Psychology at the Universit...
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Title:Developing the Virtues: Integrating PerspectivesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:September 29, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190271469

ISBN - 13:9780190271466

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