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The Resource Paradoxical virtue : Reinhold Niebuhr and the virtue tradition, edited by Kevin Carnahan and David True, (electronic resource)

Paradoxical virtue : Reinhold Niebuhr and the virtue tradition, edited by Kevin Carnahan and David True, (electronic resource)

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Paradoxical virtue : Reinhold Niebuhr and the virtue tradition
Title
Paradoxical virtue
Title remainder
Reinhold Niebuhr and the virtue tradition
Statement of responsibility
edited by Kevin Carnahan and David True
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Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"After the re-emergence of the tradition of virtue ethics in the early 1980s Reinhold Niebuhr has often served as a foil for authors who locate themselves in that tradition. However, this exercise has often proved controversial. This collection of essays continues this work, across a wide range of subjects, with the aim of avoiding some of the polemics that have previously accompanied it. The central thesis of this book is that putting the work of Reinhold Niebuhr and Christian realism in dialogue with contemporary virtue theory is a profitable undertaking. An introductory essay argues against locating Niebuhr as a consequentialist and in favour of thinking of his work in terms of a dispositional ethics Contributors take different positions on whether Niebuhr's dispositional ethics should be considered a form of virtue ethics or an alternative to virtue ethics. Several of the articles relate Niebuhr and Christian realism to particular virtues. Throughout there is an appreciation of the ways in which any Niebuhrian approach to dispositional ethics or virtue must be shaped by a sense of tragedy, paradox, or irony. The most moral disposition will be one which includes doubts about its own virtue. This volume allows for a repositioning of Niebuhr in the context of contemporary moral theory as well as a rereading of the tradition of virtue ethics in the light of a distinctly Protestant, Christian realist and paradoxical view of virtue. As a result, it will be of great interest to scholars of Niebuhr and Christian Ethics and scholars working in Moral Philosophy and the Philosophy of Religion more generally"--
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Dewey number
241.092
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1976-
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  • Carnahan, Kevin
  • True, David
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T&F EBS eBooks
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  • Niebuhr, Reinhold
  • Virtue
  • Political theology
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Paradoxical virtue : Reinhold Niebuhr and the virtue tradition, edited by Kevin Carnahan and David True, (electronic resource)
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https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780429492150
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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9780429492150
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unknown
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1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780429492150
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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remote
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(OCoLC)1131865828
Label
Paradoxical virtue : Reinhold Niebuhr and the virtue tradition, edited by Kevin Carnahan and David True, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/9780429492150
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780429492150
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780429492150
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1131865828

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