Journal of Moral Philosophy 10 (6):763-787 (2013)

Matthew D. Walker
Yale-NUS College
Given the importance of theoretical wisdom in Aristotle’s account of the human good, it is striking that contemporary virtue ethicists have been virtually silent about this intellectual virtue and what contribution it makes – or could make – toward human flourishing. In this paper, I examine, and respond to, two main worries that account for theoretical wisdom’s current marginality. Along the way, I sketch a neo-Aristotelian conception of theoretical wisdom, and argue that this intellectual virtue is more central to the concerns of contemporary virtue ethicists than it has perhaps so far seemed
Keywords Aristotle   Virtue Ethics   Happiness   Wisdom   Virtue Epistemology   Intellectual Virtue
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DOI 10.1163/17455243-4681022
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