Cultivating Virtue: Perspectives from Philosophy, Theology, and Psychology

2015.07.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Nancy E. Snow (ed.), Cultivating Virtue: Perspectives from Philosophy, Theology, and Psychology, Oxford University Press, 2015,
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2015.07.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Nancy E. Snow (ed.), Cultivating Virtue: Perspectives from Philosophy, Theology, and Psychology, Oxford University Press, 2015, 349pp., $35.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780199967445. Reviewed by Erica Lucast Stonestreet, College of St. Benedict and St. John's University The motivation for this volume is to call attention to the development and cultivation of virtue, and to stimulate further work on this relatively neglected aspect of virtue ethics. To this end, Nancy Snow has collected work from philosophical, theological, and psychological angles, representing some non-Western as well as major Western traditions. The result is a set of essays that gives a sense of historical and current understandings of virtue development, raises worthwhile questions, and points out directions for future research. Some of the pieces should prove extremely important in these respects. Three of the most important themes that emerge are. . .

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