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Toward Thriving Communities: Virtue Ethics as Social Ethics

Brian Stiltner
Format
Book
Published
Winona, Minnesota : Anselm Academic, [2016]
Language
English
ISBN
9781599826899, 1599826895
Summary
"Towards thriving communities" demonstrates how developing individual virtue can lead to a vision for collaboratively improving the world at large. It provides an accessible case for the inseparable pursuits of both personal and societal flourishing--
Contents
  • Part 1. Virtue ethics as personal, communal, and social ethics
  • 1. Approaches to ethics
  • 2. Virtues: norms for acting and living
  • 3. Human flourishing: the purpose of life, the purpose of ethics
  • 4. Communities: the contexts for becoming good and living well
  • Part 2. The pursuit of flourishing in social contexts
  • 5. Families: first teachers and promoters of the common good
  • 6. Schools: education for the good society
  • 7. Work: meaning on the job, responsibility in the economy
  • 8. Service: groups that promote charity, justice, and purpose.
Description
292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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