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Pagan Virtue

John Casey

Published in print October 1991 | ISBN: 9780198240037
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680069 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198240037.001.0001

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

Pagan Virtue

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This chapter argues that the classical virtues of courage, temperance, practical wisdom, and justice, which are largely ignored in modern moral philosophy, centrally define the good for Man. The values of success, pride, and worldliness remain an alive, if insufficiently acknowledged, part of our moral thinking. The conflict between these values and our equally important Christian inheritance leads to tensions and contradictions in our understanding of the moral life.

Keywords: pagan; classical virtues; courage; temperance; practical wisdom; justice; modern moral philosophy; success; pride; worldliness; moral thinking; Christian inheritance

Book.  256 pages. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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Courage in Pagan Virtue

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Temperance in Pagan Virtue

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Practical Wisdom in Pagan Virtue

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