Virtue Ethics and Education from Late Antiquity to the 18th Century

Edited by Andreas Hellerstedt

Virtue Ethics and Education from Late Antiquity to the 18th Century

Edited by Andreas Hellerstedt

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

374 pages | 3 color plates, 8 halftones | 6 x 9 | © 2018
Paper $124.00 ISBN: 9789462984448 Will Publish May 2018 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
This book argues that premodern societies were characterized by the quest for “virtue.” The concept of virtue, complicated and much fought-over, permeated society, encouraging wisdom, courage, and justice, while simultaneously legitimizing social hierarchies based on sex and nationality. By examining pedagogical texts, rituals, performances, and images, this book illuminates the evolution of virtue through time, helping readers understand the guiding principles of historical action.
 
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