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Virtues and Their Vices$
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Kevin Timpe and Craig A. Boyd

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199645541

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645541.001.0001

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Virtue in Political Thought: On Civic Virtue in Political Liberalism

Virtue in Political Thought: On Civic Virtue in Political Liberalism

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(p.414) (p.415) 19 Virtue in Political Thought: On Civic Virtue in Political Liberalism
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Virtues and Their Vices
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Christie Hartley

Lori Watson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645541.003.0020

In this essay, we discuss civic virtue in political theory. In particular, we discuss civic virtue in perfectionist and anti-perfectionist political theories; such theories differ markedly with respect to their accounts of the role and content of civic virtue. Given that anti-perfectionists do not think the state should aim to promote a particular view of the good life (e.g. John Rawls), one might question whether anti-perfectionist political theories include or are compatible with an account of civic virtue at all. We aim to address this question by providing the groundwork for a politically liberal account of civic virtue. Political liberalism, we think, is the most defensible form of anti-perfectionism, and we claim its central tenets provide a substantive basis from which to develop an account of civic virtue.

Keywords:   civic virtue, political liberalism, perfectionism, anti-perfectionism, Rawls

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