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A Theory of Virtue: Excellence in Being for the Good

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A Theory of Virtue: Excellence in Being for the Good - Adams, Robert Merrihew
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The distinguished philosopher Robert M. Adams presents a major work on virtue, which is once again a central topic in ethical thought. A Theory of Virtue is a systematic, comprehensive framework for thinking about the moral evaluation of character. Many recent attempts to stake out a place in moral philosophy for this concern define virtue in terms of its benefits for the virtuous person or for human society more generally. In Part One Adams presents and defends a conception of virtue as intrinsic excellence of character, ...

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A Theory of Virtue: Excellence in Being for the Good 2008, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199552252

Trade paperback

A Theory of Virtue: Excellence in Being for the Good 2006, Clarendon Press, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199207510

Hardcover