Virtues and Their Vices

Paperback | January 16, 2016

EditorKevin Timpe, Craig A. Boyd

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Virtues and Their Vices is the only extant contemporary, comprehensive treatment of specific virtues and, where applicable, their competing vices. Each of the essays, written exclusively for this volume, not only locates discussion of that virtue in its historical context, but also advancesthe discussion and debate concerning the understanding and role of the virtues. Each of the first four sections focuses on a particular, historically important class of virtues: the cardinal virtues, the capital vices (or "seven deadly sins") and the corrective virtues, intellectual virtues, and thetheological virtues. The final section discusses the role virtue theory and the virtues themselves play in a number of disciplines, ranging from theology and political theory to neurobiology and feminism. The treatment of the virtues in this present volume is sensitive to the historical heritage of the virtues, including their theological heritage, without paying undue attention to the historical and theological issues. Virtues and Their Vices engages contemporary philosophical scholarship as well asrelevant scholarship from related disciplines throughout. It is a unique and compelling addition to the philosophical treatment of the virtues as well as their import in a wide spectrum of disciplines.

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Virtues and Their Vices is the only extant contemporary, comprehensive treatment of specific virtues and, where applicable, their competing vices. Each of the essays, written exclusively for this volume, not only locates discussion of that virtue in its historical context, but also advancesthe discussion and debate concerning the under...

Dr. Kevin Timpe is professor of philosophy at Northwest Nazarene University, having previously been a research fellow at St. Peter's College, Oxford University. His research focuses primarily on the metaphysics of free will and moral responsibility, and issues in the philosophy of religion. He is the author of Free Will: Sourcehood and...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pagesPublished:January 16, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Kevin Timpe and Craig A. Boyd: IntroductionI: The Cardinal Virtues1. Jay Wood: Prudence2. David Schmidtz and John Thrasher: The Virtues of Justice3. Daniel McInerny: Fortitude and the Conflict of Frameworks4. Robert C. Roberts: TemperanceII: The Capital Vices and Corrective Virtues5. Colleen McCluskey: Lust and Chastity6. Robert B. Kruschwitz: Gluttony and Abstinence7. Andrew Pinsent: Avarice and Liberality8. Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung: Sloth: Some Historical Reflections on Laziness, Effort, and Resistance to the Demands of Love9. Zac Cogley: A Study in Virtuous and Vicious Anger10. Timothy Perrine and Kevin Timpe: Envy and Its Discontents11. Craig A. Boyd: Pride and Humility: Tempering the Desire for ExcellenceIII: Intellectual Virtues12. Linda Zagzebski: Trust13. John Greco: Episteme: Knowledge and Understanding14. Jason Baehr: Sophia: Theoretical Wisdom and Contemporary Epistemology,IV: The Theological Virtues15. Robert Audi: Faith as Attitude, Trait, and Virtue16. Charles Pinches: On Hope17. Paul J. Wadell: Charity: How Friendship with God Unfolds in Love for OthersV: Virtue Across the Disciplines18. Stephen Pope: Virtue in Theology19. Christie Hartley and Lori Watson: Virtue in Political Thought: On Civic Virtue and Political Liberalism20. Everett L. Worthington, Jr., Caroline Lavelock, Daryl R. Van Tongeren, David J. Jennings, II, Aubrey L. Gartner, Don E. Davis, and Joshua N. Hook: Virtue in Positive Psychology21. James A. Van Slyke: Moral Psychology, Neuroscience, and Virtue: From Moral Judgment to Moral Character22. Ruth Groenhout: Virtue and A Feminist Ethics of Care

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"successful as a whole and the individual essays should prove useful for both scholars and teachers" --Bradford Cokelet, Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews