Virtue Ethics: Retrospect and Prospect

  • Elisa Grimi

About this book


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.


Virtue ethics and other-directed moral judgments Relationship between law and virtue A person's moral character Virtue Ethics Sociological analysis of ethical problems Philosophy of society Philosophy of education Aristotle’s ethics Values, Virtues and Rights Virtue without Law Thomas Aquinas Elizabeth Anscombe

Editors and affiliations

  • Elisa Grimi
    • 1
  1. 1.European Society for Moral PhilosophyMilanItaly

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