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Freedom, Virtue, and the Common Good

Freedom, Virtue, and the Common Good

Edited by Curtis L. Hancock

This collection of essays examines the requirements of a satisfactory natural law and virtue ethics, broadly understood as a moral philosophy giving primacy to character-formation and to the development of individual and social habits necessary to perfect human life. The ethics herein envisioned is one that must first be grounded in a sound philosophy of the human person. Aware of the limitations in many traditional attempts to develop a natural law morality, the contributors to Freedom, Virtue, and the Common Good seek remedies and prescriptions that will commission a natural law ethics for a new age.

ISBN: 978-0-268-00992-2
392 pages
Publication Year: 1995

_"Freedom, Virtue, and the Common Good marks the beginning of an important discussion. [T]he book demonstrates the vitality of a distinct community in contemporary philosophy and offers a welcome alternative to the Anglo-American analytic school and to what has come to be known as Continental philosophy. The community of thinkers that contributed to this book espouses a kind of Thomistic realism. Many present a considered exegesis of important Thomistic concepts. Contemporary readers could profit from a renewed acquaintance with this important intellectual heritage.” — Études Maritainiennes/Maritain Studies

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Freedom, Virtue, and the Common Good


Edited by Curtis L. Hancock

 Freedom, Virtue, and the Common Good
Paper Edition

This collection of essays examines the requirements of a satisfactory natural law and virtue ethics, broadly understood as a moral philosophy giving primacy to character-formation and to the development of individual and social habits necessary to perfect human life. The ethics herein envisioned is one that must first be grounded in a sound philosophy of the human person. Aware of the limitations in many traditional attempts to develop a natural law morality, the contributors to Freedom, Virtue, and the Common Good seek remedies and prescriptions that will commission a natural law ethics for a new age.

ISBN: 978-0-268-00992-2

392 pages

_"Freedom, Virtue, and the Common Good marks the beginning of an important discussion. [T]he book demonstrates the vitality of a distinct community in contemporary philosophy and offers a welcome alternative to the Anglo-American analytic school and to what has come to be known as Continental philosophy. The community of thinkers that contributed to this book espouses a kind of Thomistic realism. Many present a considered exegesis of important Thomistic concepts. Contemporary readers could profit from a renewed acquaintance with this important intellectual heritage.” — Études Maritainiennes/Maritain Studies

American Maritain Association