Radical Virtues: Moral Wisdom and the Ethics of Contemporary Life Richard White

ISBN: 9780742560994

Published: March 28th 2008

Hardcover

201 pages


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Radical Virtues: Moral Wisdom and the Ethics of Contemporary Life  by  Richard White

Radical Virtues: Moral Wisdom and the Ethics of Contemporary Life by Richard White
March 28th 2008 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 201 pages | ISBN: 9780742560994 | 5.78 Mb

What is a good life? What does it mean to be a good person? Richard White answers these questions by considering aspects of moral goodness through the virtues: courage, temperance, justice, compassion and wisdom. White explores how moral virtuesMoreWhat is a good life? What does it mean to be a good person? Richard White answers these questions by considering aspects of moral goodness through the virtues: courage, temperance, justice, compassion and wisdom. White explores how moral virtues affect and support social movements such as pacifism, environmentalism, multiculturalism, and animal rights.

Drawing on the works of Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Nietzsche and others, Whites philosophical treatment of virtue ethics is extended through historical and cross-cultural analysis, and he examines the lives of Socrates, Buddha, and Gandhi who lived virtuous lives to help the reader understand and acquire moral wisdom.



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