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The paper looks at the ideas of three contemporary theorists, Carol Gilligan, James Fowler and James T. Brotzke regarding the meaning of virtue. The paper shows how each of these three theorists bring a unique and often conflicting perspective onto what it means to be moral and thus have good virtues. The paper concludes that there is no answer to the question of what is good virtue since too many independent and personal factors go into determining what one person considers to be virtuous.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Bretzke, James T. A Morally Complex World: Engaging Contemporary Moral Theology. New York: Liturgical Press, 2004.
- Fowler, James W. Stages of Faith: The Psychology of Human Development. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1995.
- Gilligan, Carol. In a Different Voice: Psychological Theory and Women's Development. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1993.
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