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  • 1 Virtue ethics — Virtue theory is a branch of moral philosophy that emphasizes character, rather than rules or consequences, as the key element of ethical thinking. In the West virtue ethics was the prevailing approach to ethical thinking in the ancient and… …

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  • 2 Virtue epistemology — is a contemporary philosophical approach to epistemology that stresses the importance of intellectual (epistemic) virtues. It combines the central tenants of virtue theory (also called “virtue ethics”), with classical epistemological… …

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  • 3 Virtue — (Latin virtus ; Greek Polytonic|ἀρετή) is moral excellence. Personal virtues are characteristics valued as promoting individual and collective well being, and thus good by definition. The opposite of virtue is vice.Etymologically the word virtue… …

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  • 4 Virtue — • According to its etymology the word virtue (Latin virtus) signifies manliness or courage Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Virtue     Virtue      …

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  • 5 Virtue — Vir tue (?; 135), n. [OE. vertu, F. vertu, L. virtus strength, courage, excellence, virtue, fr. vir a man. See {Virile}, and cf. {Virtu}.] 1. Manly strength or courage; bravery; daring; spirit; valor. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] Built too strong… …

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  • 6 Virtue of Religion —     Virtue of Religion     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Virtue of Religion     Of the three proposed derivations of the word religion , that suggested by Lactantius and endorsed by St. Augustine seems perhaps to accord better with the idea than the… …

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  • 7 virtue — [vʉr′cho͞o] n. [ME vertue < OFr vertu, virtue, goodness, power < L virtus, manliness, worth < vir, man: see WEREWOLF] 1. general moral excellence; right action and thinking; goodness or morality 2. a specific moral quality regarded as… …

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  • 8 Virtue Party (disambiguation) — Virtue Party was a political party in Turkey.Virtue Party may also refer to:* Islamic Virtue Party, an Iraqi political party * Virtue Party (Azerbaijan), a political party of Azerbaijanee also* Party (disambiguation) * Virtue (disambiguation) …

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  • 9 virtue — (n.) early 13c., moral life and conduct, moral excellence, vertu, from Anglo French and O.Fr. vertu, from L. virtutem (nom. virtus) moral strength, manliness, valor, excellence, worth, from vir man (see VIRILE (Cf. virile)). For my part I honour… …

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  • 10 virtue — ► NOUN 1) behaviour showing high moral standards. 2) a morally good or desirable quality. 3) a good or useful quality of a thing. 4) archaic virginity or chastity. ● by virtue of Cf. ↑by virtue of …

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  • 11 virtue of — ▪ Through the power, force, or efficacy of ▪ Because of ▪ On account of ● virtue …

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  • 12 Virtue, liberty, and independence — was adapted in 1875 as Pennsylvania s, USA, official motto. It was taken from the Coat of Arms of Pennsylvania, and it represents the fact that Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, specifically) was the site where the Declaration of Independence was… …

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  • 13 Virtue Hampton Whitted — (b. February 22 1922, Middletown, Ohio d. January 17 2007, Indianapolis, Indiana) was a jazz singer and bassist.In 1938 she moved to Indianapolis, Indiana and later formed the Hampton Sisters with her two sisters. [… …

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  • 14 Virtue, Heroic — • St. Augustine first applied the pagan title of hero to the Christian martyrs Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …

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  • 15 virtue ethic — virtue ethics …

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  • 16 virtue — index caliber (quality), ethics, honesty, honor (good reputation), integrity, merit, probity …

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  • 17 virtue — 1 *goodness, morality, rectitude Analogous words: honor, *honesty, integrity, probity: *fidelity, piety, fealty, loyalty: righteousness, nobility, virtuousness (see corresponding adjectives at MORAL) Antonyms: vice 2 * …

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  • 18 virtue — [n] honor, integrity advantage, asset, character, charity, chastity, consideration, credit, ethic, ethicality, ethicalness, excellence, faith, faithfulness, fineness, fortitude, generosity, goodness, good point*, high mindedness, hope, ideal,… …

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  • 19 virtue is its own reward — ˌvirtue is its own reˈward idiom (saying) the reward for acting in a moral or correct way is the knowledge that you have done so, and you should not expect more than this, for example praise from other people or payment Main entry: ↑virtueidiom …

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  • 20 Virtue jurisprudence — In the philosophy of law, virtue jurisprudence is the name given to theories of law related to virtue ethics. By making the aretaic turn in legal theory, virtue jurisprudence focuses on the importance of character and human excellence or virtue… …

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