Virtue and the Law: Classical Perspectives

Belliotti, R. A. (2015). Virtue and the law: Classical perspectives. Handbook of Virtue Ethics in Business and Management, 1-8.

Abstract: Classical thinkers such as Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Aquinas, and Machiavelli developed a perspective that insisted that a primary function of law was to nurture the souls of citizens. Although these thinkers disagree somewhat as to what the primary virtues citizens should embody, they joined cause in their conviction that law should not be neutral on the matter of the best notion of the good. This chapter analyzes the development of the classical perspective of virtue and the law, speculates as to the changes adopting such a perspective would have on contemporary jurisprudence, and sketches some of the reasons why such changes may not seem salutary to contemporary thinkers.

Read the article: Belliotti, R. A. (2015). Virtue and the law: Classical perspectives. Handbook of Virtue Ethics in Business and Management, 1-8.



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