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virtues may be classified according to this twofold function of the mental faculty.
virtue it is to be distinguished, at least logically, from the faculty of intelligence.
virtues as it resides not in the appetitive powers but in the intellect, its proper act being, not the choice of apt means, but the direction of that choice.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15472a.htm   (2853 words)

 Virtue Epistemology [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Virtue epistemology is a collection of recent approaches to epistemology that give epistemic or intellectual virtue concepts an important and fundamental role.
Some virtue responsibilists (e.g., Zagzebski 1996) have argued that the character traits of interest to them are the intellectual counterpart to what Aristotle and other moral philosophers have regarded as the moral virtues and that these traits are therefore properly regarded as intellectual virtues.
Virtue reliabilists are concerned with traits that are a critical means to intellectual well-being or “flourishing” and virtue responsibilists with traits that are both a means to and are partly constitutive of intellectual flourishing.
www.iep.utm.edu /v/VirtueEp.htm   (6365 words)

 Virtue Ethics [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Virtue ethics seems to be essentially interested in the acquisition of the virtues as part of the agent's own well-being and flourishing.
The virtue of kindness is about being able to perceive situations where one is required to be kind, have the disposition to respond kindly in a reliable and stable manner, and be able to express one's kind character in accordance with one's kind desires.
Virtue ethics, however, has influenced modern moral philosophy to not only by developing a full-fledged account of virtue, but also has caused consequentialists and deontologists to re-examine their own theories with view to taking advantage of the insights of virtue.
www.utm.edu /research/iep/v/virtue.htm   (6448 words)

  20th WCP: Virtue Ethics (Not Too) Simplified
Again, the term "virtue ethics" can mislead if it is taken to mean an exclusive focus on "the virtues": those enduring character traits such as courage and moderation which foster successful achievement and help make a person a good person.
The important point to remember is that a "virtue ethics" which defines virtues as stable dispositions to act according to duty is essentially deontological in content, if not in form.
(5) J.B. Schneewind, "The Misfortunes of Virtue," Ethics 101 (1991): 43-44.
www.bu.edu /wcp/Papers/TEth/TEthCafa.htm   (3876 words)

Virtue (Greek αρετη; Latin virtus) is moral excellence of a man or a woman.
The thesis of the unity of the virtues is controversial - one might argue that humans can be courageous without being wise - but it is often defended, particularly in Plato's early dialogues, by the claim that all virtues are a single sort of knowledge, perhaps 'knowledge of good and evil'.
The opposite of a virtue is a vice.
www.brainyencyclopedia.com /encyclopedia/v/vi/virtue.html   (1704 words)

 Doreen Virtue Encyclopedia Article @ NaturalResearch.org (Natural Research)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Doreen Virtue PhD is a prolific New Age author with many books, products and workshops on angels and angel-oriented therapy.
She publishes a large number of books and audio tapes through Hay House publishers, one of the largest metaphysical publishing houses created by author Louise Hay.
Virtue's healing work is similar to that of others such as Esther Hicks and Ken Page, both of whom she has spoken highly of.
www.naturalresearch.org /encyclopedia/Doreen_Virtue   (299 words)

 Virtue Ethics (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Given that a virtue is such a multi-track disposition, it would obviously be reckless to attribute one to an agent on the basis of a single observed action or even a series of similar actions, especially if you don't know the agent's reasons for doing as she did.
A virtuous adult is not, of course, infallible and may also, on occasion, fail to do what she intended to do through lack of knowledge, but only on those occasions on which the lack of knowledge is not culpable ignorance.
It is the exercise of the virtues during one's life that is held to be at least partially constitutive of eudaimonia, and this is consistent with recognising that bad luck may land the virtuous agent in circumstances that require her to give up her life.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/ethics-virtue   (5444 words)

 NG London/Past Exhibitions/John Virtue: London Paintings
Virtue began his new paintings by choosing two sites alongside the Thames.
One was on the south bank, in front of the Oxo Tower and the other on the north bank, located on the roof of Somerset House.
A few months into the project, Virtue added a new location from which to draw, namely the roof of the National Gallery itself, overlooking Trafalgar Square.
www.nationalgallery.org.uk /exhibitions/john_virtue/default.htm   (210 words)

 Modern History Sourcebook: Robespierre: Terror and Virture, 1794
It is virtue; I am speaking of the public virtue which effected so many prodigies in Greece and Rome and which ought to produce much more surprising ones in republican France; of that virtue which is nothing other than the love of country and of its laws.
Republican virtue can be considered in relation to the people and in relation to the government; it is necessary in both.
A nation is truly corrupted when, having by degrees lost its character and its liberty, it passes from democracy to aristocracy or to monarchy; that is the decrepitude and death of the body politic....
www.fordham.edu /halsall/mod/robespierre-terror.html   (1157 words)

 Philosophical Dictionary: Vico-Voting
Modern deontologists and utilitarians tend to suppose that individual virtues are morally worthwhile only when they encourage the performance of duty or contribute to the general welfare.
Aristotle and many medieval Christians assumed that the acquisition of virtue is the proper goal of human conduct, though they differed significantly in their valuation of particular virtues.
Rejecting the impersonality of moral judgments in the ethical theories of Kant and Mill, contemporary virtue ethicists emphasize the achievement of a meaningful life.
www.philosophypages.com /dy/v9.htm   (890 words)

Sila (virtue, moral conduct) is the cornerstone upon which the entire Noble Eightfold Path is built.
He emulates consummate conviction [in the principle of kamma] in those who are consummate in conviction, consummate virtue in those who are consummate in virtue, consummate generosity in those who are consummate in generosity, and consummate discernment in those who are consummate in discernment.
And when the mind is headed straight, the disciple of the noble ones gains a sense of the goal, gains a sense of the Dhamma, gains joy connected with the Dhamma.
www.accesstoinsight.org /ptf/sila.html   (1339 words)

And those who are constant in virtue follow these rules of virtuous conduct, and having reached the pinnacle of knowledge, and discriminating between the various phases of human conduct, which are either very virtuous or the reverse, they escape from the great danger.
By the performance of virtuous actions it attains to the state of gods, and by a combination of good and evil, it acquires the human state; by indulgence in sensuality and similar demoralising practices it is born in the lower species of animals, and by sinful acts, it goes to the infernal regions.
Virtuous people, O good man, acquire dominion over all and the pleasure of beauty, flavour, sound and touch according to their desire.
www.hinduism.co.za /virtue.htm   (12369 words)

We say virtue is a quality or habit because it is a kind of increase or growth within our rational powers; the more we practice virtue, the more we grow in virtue and the better we use our intellect and will in continuing to live a virtuous life.
Virtue involves free will and inclines our will to choose the mean between the two bad habits of excess and defect which we call vices.
Because other secondary virtues "hinge" on an understanding of and application of these four main virtues, these are considered to be the cardinal virtues and have customarily been referred to as such.
radicalacademy.com /ethicsc.htm   (2393 words)

 The Samuel Johnson Sound Bite Page: Quotes on Virtue
We are often, by superficial accomplishments and accidental endearments, induced to love those whom we cannot esteem; we are sometimes, by great abilities, and incontestable evidences of virtue, compelled to esteem those whom we cannot love.
The utmost excellence at which humanity can arrive is a constant and determinate pursuit of virtue, without regard to present dangers or advantages; a continual reference of every action to the divine will; an habitual appeal to everlasting justice; and an unvaried elevation of the intellectual eye to the reward which perseverance only can obtain.
"Virtue is uncommon in all the classes of humanity; and I suppose it will scarcely be imagined more frequent in a prison than in other places.
www.samueljohnson.com /virtue.html   (1684 words)

 Doreen Virtue CDs and Books
Virtue finishes the recording with a guided visualization exercise, during which you will connect with your angelic guide and manifest great things for your future.
Virtue is one of the world's leading proponents of "angel therapy." On this disc, she presents instructions for how to invoke angels/archangels and offers an overview of the types of healing you can expect.
On this audio CD, Dr. Virtue discusses methods to release the effects of trauma from childhood and past lives, as well as spiritual ways to undo the effect of self-destructive behaviors such as cigarette smoking and drug usage.
www.alleghenycandles.com /doreenvirtue.html   (1242 words)

Virtue is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
The Latin word virtus literally means "manliness," from vir, "man" in the masculine sense; and referred originally to masculine, warlike virtues such as courage.
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www.experiencefestival.com /virtue   (833 words)

Virtue ethicists think that there is no need for moral rules.
Driver thinks that virtues are character traits that result in good consequences, which is a unique position.
The idea that virtue can be passed on from generation to generation through genetics.
www.philosophytalk.org /Virtue.htm   (567 words)

 Amazon.com: Virtuosity!: Music: Virtue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Although there have been changes in their lineup (Shavonne and Negelle moved on to pursue other aspirations and be closer to their families), but their mission to praise Jesus and encourage Christians remains the same.
One thing I like about Virtue is that their music often shows both the highs and the lows of the Christian experience.
Virtue did a wonderful job, the harmony is not as tight as it usually is, but they lost two members and picked up one.
www.amazon.com /Virtuosity-Virtue/dp/B00005NQKE   (1097 words)

 virtue from Online Medical Dictionary
The economy of poems is better observed than in Terence, who thought the sole grace and virtue of their fable the sticking in of sentences." (B. Jonson)
A particular moral excellence; as, the virtue of temperance, of charity, etc. "The very virtue of compassion.".
See Cardinal, In, or By, virtue of, through the force of; by authority of.
cancerweb.ncl.ac.uk /cgi-bin/omd?virtue   (359 words)

 Character Improvement. Virtue Study. VirtueScience.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
We believe that there are a set number of elemental virtues which are trans-cultural and universal.
From this "periodic table" of simple virtues all other virtues are made up by combination.
A vice is merely a lack of virtue.
www.virtuescience.com   (433 words)

 Quotes on Liberty and Virtue
their minds are to be informed by education what is right and what wrong; to be encouraged in habits of virtue and to be deterred from those of vice.
As such love requires a constant preference of public to private interest, it is the source of all private virtue; for they are nothing more than this very preference itself...
"It is better to cherish virtue and humanity, by leaving much to free will, even with some loss of the object, than to attempt to make men mere machines and instruments of political benevolence.
www.liberty1.org /virtue.htm   (2118 words)

 virtue: definition, usage and pronunciation - YourDictionary.com
virtues Christianity The fifth of the nine orders of angels in medieval angelology.
The quality or state of being morally sound: good, goodness, morality, probity, rectitude, righteousness, rightness, uprightness, virtuousness.
The condition of being chaste: chastity, decency, innocence, modesty, purity, virginity, virtuousness.
www.yourdictionary.com /ahd/v/v0117300.html   (94 words)

 Hay House, Inc. | Authors | Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.
Doreen Virtue, Ph.D. Doreen Virtue, Ph.D. A spiritual doctor of psychology who works with the angelic realm.
Doreen Virtue, Ph.D., is a spiritual doctor of psychology and fourth-generation metaphysician who works with the angelic, elemental, and ascended master realms.
Virtue is the founder and former director of WomanKind Psychiatric Hospital at Cumberland Hall Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, and she served as an administrator at Woodside Women’s Hospital in the San Francisco Bay Area.
www.hayhouse.com /authorbio.php?id=84   (269 words)

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