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Chapter 1 of Geach's book is titled, "Why Men Need the Virtues," a phrase that is explained by claiming that the virtues are needed for most important endeavors in human life not withstanding remaining disagreement concerning the final end. Unfortunately this plausible and interesting claim is not extensively defending throughout the book. Instead, Geach spends most of his time defending the virtues - both theological and cardinal - against various objections. His responses are to varying degree ...more
Very theologically oriented, I don't share Geach's theology but that wasn't a problem at all. Many chapters seemed to wander from the subject matter, although a few (like the one on justice) were simply excellent. Overall, there were certain paragraphs that were beautiful and pithy and others that were simply incomprehensible.
Peter Thomas Geach was a British philosopher and professor of logic at the University of Leeds. His interests were the history of philosophy, philosophical logic, ethics, philosophy of religion, and the theory of identity.