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Theory and Practice Of Virtue

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Paperback, 208 pages
Published August 31st 1988 by University of Notre Dame Press (first published 1988)
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Glenn Williams
This book was recommended to me in my study of leadership virtues, and what a virtuous leader is. I am also on the quest to understand if there are common virtues that transcend culture.

Meilaender looks to thinkers like Plato, Augustine, Aquinas, Martin Luther and Josef Pieper. He explores some of the following concepts:

The primary task of morality should be exploration of the means by which we discipline the “fat relentless ego”

If action flows from vision and vision depends on character, then
Dec 01, 2009 Erik marked it as to-read
Recommended by James Schall in Another Sort of Learning, Intro to Part Three, as one of Schall's Unlikely List of Books to Keep Sane By---Selected for Those to Whom Making Sense Is a Prior Consideration, but a Minority Opinion.
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