Virtue ethics and education from Late Antiquity to the eighteenth century

Full title: Virtue ethics and education from Late Antiquity to the eighteenth century / edited by Andreas Hellerstedt.
Other authors: Hellerstedt, Andreas, (Editor)
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Summary: This book argues that pre-modern 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.
Other authors: Hellerstedt, Andreas, (Editor)
Language: English
Published: Amsterdam : Amsterdam University Press, [2018]
Classmark: 179.9
302.15
Subjects:
Series: Knowledge communities.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9789048535101
9048535107