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Research: Virtue Ethics

The following links are some of our favorite research articles on the topic of virtue ethics. Please share your favorites with us as well by either posting your favorites on our LinkedIn group, or by sending them to ppl@louisville.edu.


  1. Aristotle. (1985). Nicomachean Ethics. Indianapolis, IN: Hacket Publishing Co. https://www.amazon.com/Nicomachean-Ethics-Aristotle/dp/1463536275
  2. Crossan, M. M., Byrne, A., Seijts, G. H., Reno, M., Monzani, L., & Gandz, J. (2017). Toward a framework of leader character in organizations. Journal of Management Studies, 54(7), 986-1018. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/joms.12254?casa_token=fInMe-fg_-wAAAAA%3AJiaCfBZ4aHAo5cquMbUm1ZyP0cJnba8BqlHEagcWREJCi6n0I3BrkFoeN8T08hWhu_ANr-gAWiPsrPo
  3. Durant, W. (2005). The Story of Philosophy: The Lives and Opinions of the Great Philosophers of the Western World. New York: Simon & Schuster. https://www.amazon.com/Story-Philosophy-Lives-Opinions-Philosophers/dp/B000I6C8M4/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=The+Story+of+Philosophy%3A+The+Lives+and+Opinions+of+the+Great+Philosophers+of+the&qid=1582923894&s=books&sr=1-1
  4. Gierveld, J. D. J., & Dykstra, P. A. (2008). Virtue is its own reward? Support-giving in the family and loneliness in middle and old age. Ageing & Society, 28(2), 271-287. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/ageing-and-society/article/virtue-is-its-own-reward-supportgiving-in-the-family-and-loneliness-in-middle-and-old-age/FAF1561332878544D06AE961E498BABD
  5. MacIntyre, A. (1981). After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press. https://www.amazon.com/After-Virtue-Study-Moral-Theory/dp/0268035040/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=After+Virtue%3A+A+Study+in+Moral+Theory&qid=1582923934&s=books&sr=1-1
  6. Maio, G. R., Olson, J. M., Allen, L., & Bernard, M. M. (2000). Addressing Discrepancies between Values and Behavior: The Motivating Effect of Reasons. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 37, 104-117. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0022103100914367
  7. McCloskey, D. N. (2006). The Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. https://www.amazon.com/Bourgeois-Virtues-Ethics-Age-Commerce/dp/0226556646/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=The+Bourgeois+Virtues%3A+Ethics+for+an+Age+of+Commerce&qid=1582923980&s=books&sr=1-1
  8. McGrath, R. E. (2015). Integrating psychological and cultural perspectives on virtue: The hierarchical structure of character strengths. The Journal of Positive Psychology, 10(5), 407-424. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17439760.2014.994222
  9. Simpson, P. (1992). Contemporary virtue ethics and Aristotle. The Review of Metaphysics, 45(3), 503-524. https://www.pdcnet.org/revmetaph/content/revmetaph_1992_0045_0003_0503_0524
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