The Authority of Virtue: Institutions and Character in the Good Society (Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory) (Paperback)

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This book provides a unified account of the connection between justice and the good life. It argues that the virtues of character require institutions, while good institutions enable persons to live together virtuously.

Although virtue ethics and political philosophy are rich and sophisticated philosophical traditions, there has been an unfortunate divergence, in theory and practice, between the virtues of character and the virtues of institutions. This book has two primary purposes. First, it reorients political philosophy around the concept of the good life. To do so, the author addresses the problem of political authority from a virtue ethics perspective. He also considers whether a political theory oriented around the good life is compatible with Rawls's notion of reasonable pluralism. Second, the book explains the relationship between the virtues of institutions and the virtues of character. The author shows how institutions support the development and exercise of the virtues of character, while examining specific other-regarding virtues such as justice and friendship.

The Authority of Virtue will appeal to scholars and advanced students working in virtue ethics, social and political philosophy, ancient philosophy, and political theory.

About the Author


Tristan J. Rogers is Lecturer in the Departments of Philosophy at California State University, Sacramento and the University of California, Davis. He completed his PhD at the University of Arizona in 2017. His work also appears in Journal of the American Philosophical Association, Journal of Social Philosophy, and The Journal of Value Inquiry.tristanjrogers.com


Product Details
ISBN: 9780367624071
ISBN-10: 0367624079
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: August 1st, 2022
Pages: 170
Language: English
Series: Routledge Studies in Ethics and Moral Theory