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Virtues and Their Vices

Kevin Timpe and Craig A. Boyd

Abstract

Virtues and their Vices is the only extant contemporary, comprehensive treatment of specific virtues and, where applicable, their competing vices. Each of the essays not only locates discussion of that virtue in its historical context, but also advances the 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 the theological virtues. The final se ... More

Keywords: virtues, vices, cardinal, theological, intellectual, capital, virtue ethics, Aristotle, Aquinas, MacIntyre

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199645541
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645541.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin Timpe, editor
Professor of Philosophy, Northwest Nazarene College

Craig A. Boyd, editor
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Saint Louis University

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Introduction

Kevin Timpe and Craig A. Boyd

Section I: The Cardinal Virtues

1 Prudence

W. Jay Wood

2 The Virtues of Justice1

David Schmidtz and John Thrasher

4 Temperance

Robert C. Roberts

Section II: The Capital Vices and Corrective Virtues

5 Lust and Chastity

Colleen McCluskey

6 Gluttony and Abstinence

Robert B. Kruschwitz

7 Avarice and Liberality

Andrew Pinsent

10 Envy and Its Discontents

Timothy Perrine and Kevin Timpe

Section III: Intellectual Virtues

12 Trust

Linda Zagzebski

Section IV: The Theological Virtues

16 On Hope

Charles Pinches

Section V: Virtue Across the Disciplines

18 Virtue in Theology

Stephen Pope

20 Virtue in Positive Psychology

Everett L. Worthington, Jr, Caroline Lavelock, Daryl R. Van Tongeren, David J. Jennings, II, Aubrey L. Gartner, Don E. Davis, and Joshua N. Hook

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