American Philosophical Quarterly 56 (3):303-317 (2019)

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Sungwoo Um
Seoul National University
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This paper aims to offer a new insight on the virtue of modesty. It argues that modesty is best understood as an executive virtue with the moderate evaluative attitude at its center. The main goals are to describe the main features of this evaluative attitude and to distinguish it from other features that are only contingently associated with modesty. Then some distinctive features of modesty as an executive virtue are suggested and defended. Next, some of existing accounts are critically examined. Finally, this paper ends with the claim that modesty as a virtue does not depend on possession of excellent qualities.
Keywords Modesty  Virtue  Executive Virtue  Bommarito  Driver  Moderate evaluative attitude
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