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Centre Academics Publish Edited Volume ‘Varieties of Virtue Ethics’ 10th January 2017 Centre News Publications

Professors David Carr, James Arthur and Kristján Kristjánsson have published an edited volume titled Varieties of Virtue Ethics with Palgrave Macmillan. The edited collection is drawn from papers presented at the 3rd annual conference of the Jubilee Centre for Character and Virtues which was held at Oriel College, Oxford, 8th – 10th January 2015 and was entitled Varieties of Virtue Ethics in Philosophy, Social Science and Theology. The book brings together the conference highlights, which aimed to identify and investigate the diversity of contemporary interpretations and approaches to understanding moral virtue and character.

A short description of the book can be found below:

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.

The book is available to purchase here

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