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Pagan Virtue: An Essay in Ethics - Clarendon Paperbacks (Hardback)
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Pagan Virtue: An Essay in Ethics - Clarendon Paperbacks (Hardback)

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Hardback 254 Pages / Published: 10/05/1990
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Casey argues that the classical virtues of courage, temperance, practical wisdom, and justice centrally define the good for Man, and that they are insufficiently acknowledged in modern moral philosophy. The associated values of success, pride, and worldliness are intrinsically opposed to values deriving from our Christian inheritance, and this leads to tensions and contradictions in our understanding of the moral life. The book draws on diverse sources: Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Shakespeare, Hume, Jane Austen, Hegel, Nietzsche, and Sartre.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198249580
Number of pages: 254
Weight: 426 g
Dimensions: 224 x 146 x 21 mm


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Dr Casey has written a strange and difficult book, but it is a book which repays the effort of encountering its strangeness and difficulty. * J.Enoch Powell, The Spectator *
His style is succinct and vigorous ... The whole thing is a triumph of commonsense and lucidity. * Simon Raven, The Sunday Correspondent *
This is a delightful book: learned, without being dense; lucid, but not heartless. * Angela Tilby, Church Times *
His style is succinct and vigorous ... his arguments are direct, unencumbered by jargon or verbiage. The whole thing is a triumph of commonsense and lucidity * Simon Raven, Sunday Correspondent *
This is a delightful book: learned, without being dense; lucid, but not heartless. * Angela Tilby, Church Times *
Pagan Virtue deserves some of the highest praise which can be accorded to a work of philosophy: it speaks more directly to the general reader than to the specialist philosopher. * Mark Archer, Financial Times *

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