Political Virtues

Albert Borgmann

in Real American Ethics

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print January 2007 | ISBN: 9780226066349
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226066356 | DOI:
Political Virtues

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This chapter analyzes political virtues of justice, stewardship, design, and practice. It argues that while the political virtues of justice and stewardship have lost their vigor, the virtue of taking moral responsibility for the built environment, the virtue called design, is still struggling to be born. A practice is a regular way of doing things. Design and economy play large roles in discouraging or favoring practices. But even in the most favorably shaped circumstances, it takes some resolve and dedication to establish a practice.

Keywords: justice; stewardship; moral responsibility; design; practice; environment

Chapter.  5349 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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