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toward this view; many imagine the virtuous person as someone who does
So, to answer the question I posed at the outset: no, the state cannot successfully enforce virtuous behavior--people will strive to do what they strongly prefer to do--but it certainly can create conditions that foster vastly more harm than would occur if it simply left people alone in regard to their vices.
Chapter four provides a road map for moving from Toxic to Virtuous Leadership.
We need friends, or at least people around us, to be virtuous.
Christine Swanton contributes another essay here on Smith's work, concerning Objectivism's relation to virtue ethics and promoting 'a conception of the virtuous altruist, for not all altruism is virtuous' (131) Her 'virtuous altruism' (VA) is the view that
Fisher's theory of virtuous consequentialism is strongest when it is used to assess practices of war.
Out of all its neighbors, one can freely say that Macedonia's relations with Albania are most virtuous and there are almost no open is-sues," said Casule.
We must enter a spiritual and virtuous way of life in order to sustain that joy.
The virtuous player makes choices afforded by the game system and in a dialogic relation to a given game community.
But virtue isn't usually fun because it goes against our impulse for immediate gratification, so often we will reward ourselves for being virtuous by treating ourselves to a little vice.
He contends that the proper exercise of phronesis lies at the heart of an Aristotelian account of a virtuous individual's objectivity, and that properly functioning emotions play a crucial role in the process through which an agent becomes objective.
Three years later, cousin Sam observed, "While the People are virtuous they cannot be subdued; but when once they lose their Virtue they will be ready to surrender their Liberties to the first external or internal Invader.