Varieties of Virtue Ethics

  • David Carr
  • James Arthur
  • Kristján Kristjánsson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. David Carr, James Arthur, Kristján Kristjánsson
    Pages 1-13
  3. Philosophical Varieties of Virtue and Virtue Ethics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Robert C. Roberts
      Pages 17-34
    3. Julia Annas
      Pages 35-51
    4. Howard J. Curzer
      Pages 53-71
    5. John Haldane
      Pages 73-88
    6. May Sim
      Pages 105-121
  4. Virtue Ethics in the Wider Academic Context

  5. Virtue Ethics and the Wider Professional and Educational Context

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 337-352

About this book


This book explores recent developments in ethics of virtue. While acknowledging the Aristotelian roots of modern virtue ethics – with its emphasis on the moral importance of character – this collection recognizes that more recent accounts of virtue have been shaped by many other influences, such as Aquinas, Hume, Nietzsche, Hegel and Marx, Confucius and Lao-tzu. The authors also examine the bearing of virtue ethics on other disciplines such as psychology, sociology and theology, as well as attending to some wider public, professional and educational implications of the ethics of virtue. This pioneering book will be invaluable to researchers and students concerned with the many contemporary varieties and applications of virtue ethics. 


virtue ethics virtue ethics philosophy Thomas Aquinas Iris Murdoch Confucious idealization

Editors and affiliations

  • David Carr
    • 1
  • James Arthur
    • 2
  • Kristján Kristjánsson
    • 3
  1. 1.University of EdinburghEdinburgUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Jubilee Centre for Character and VirtuesUniversity of Birmingham Jubilee Centre for Character and VirtuesBirminghamUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Edgbaston, BirminghamUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-59176-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-59177-7
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