Is unconditionally morally acceptable to love

Love - a virtue?

M. Stocker's well-known diagnosis of a schizophrenic situation of the two main strands of modern ethics - deontologism and consequentialism - and C. Halbig's diagnosis of the failure of modern virtue ethics leave the impression of an aporetic situation. The authors ask themselves this question in view of the associated fading of both the concept of virtue and the concept of love in modern times. They open up the systematics of what has been lost (Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas, Duns Scotus), with a view to ethical drafts that strive for a new reflection in overcoming the dilemmas (Pieper, Spaemann), and call for further penetration.

The content
Introduction to the question: - Love as the foundation of a virtue ethic - Love as a virtue in the modern age: limit, advance, condition

The target groups
Students, teachers, scientists from all ethical disciplines

The author
PD Dr. Winfried Rohr teaches philosophy at the Catholic University of Eichstätt.


Love Caritas Virtue Virtue Ethics Aristotle

About the editors

PD Dr. Winfried Rohr teaches philosophy at the Catholic University of Eichstätt.

Bibliographic information

  • Book TitleLove - a virtue?
  • Book SubtitleThe dilemma of modern ethics and the repressed status of love
  • Editors Winfried Rohr
  • DOIhttps: //
  • Copyright InformationSpringer Fachmedien Wiesbaden2018
  • Publisher NameSpringer VS, Wiesbaden
  • eBook Packages Social Science and Law (German Language)
  • Softcover ISBN978-3-658-17873-4
  • eBook ISBN978-3-658-17874-1
  • Edition Number1
  • Number of PagesIX, 364
  • Number of Illustrations0 b / w illustrations, 0 illustrations in color
  • TopicsEthics
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