Worldly Virtue: Moral Ideals and Contemporary Life

2015.08.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Judith Andre, Worldly Virtue: Moral Ideals and Contemporary Life, Lexington Books, 2015, 173pp., $80.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.08.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Judith Andre, Worldly Virtue: Moral Ideals and Contemporary Life, Lexington Books, 2015, 173pp., $80.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780739185827. Reviewed by Brandon Warmke, Wake Forest University "Virtues," Judith Andre tells us, "are acquired habits of understanding, perception, emotion, and behavior that promote the welfare of their possessor or of the community, and ideally of both" (p. 6). Though much has stayed the same, our world is very different from the one in which our grandparents received their moral educations, let alone the world inhabited by Aristotle. Modern technologies open up new ways to interact with the environment: it was once very difficult for humans to destroy the ecosystem -- not anymore. Dramatic cultural changes revise social roles and expectations. Demographic shifts enable interaction with larger and more diverse groups of people. Changing contexts create new obstacles and opportunities for. . .

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