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Interest in theories of virtue and the place of virtues in the moral life con- tinues to grow. Nicolai Hartmann , George F. Thomas , G. E. M. Anscombe , and G. H. von Wright , for example, called to our atten- tion decades ago that virtue had become a neglected topic in modem ethics. The challenge implicit in these sorts of reminders to rediscover the contribu- tion that the notion of virtue can make to moral reasoning, moral character, and moral judgment has not gone unattended. Arthur Dyck  , P. T. Geach , Josef Pieper (16], David Hamed , and, most notably, Stanley Hauerwas [8-11], in the theological community, have analyzed or utilized in their work virtue-based theories of morality. Philosophical probings have come from Lawrance Becker , Philippa Foot , Edmund Pincoffs , James Wallace , and most notably, Alasdair MacIntyre [12-14]. Draw- ing upon and revising mainly ancient and medieval sources, these and other commentators have ignited what appears to be the beginning of a sustained examination of virtue.
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