Virtue Ethics and Emotions
International Journal of Philosophy
Volume 3, Issue 6, December 2015, Pages: 57-61
Received: Nov. 24, 2015; Accepted: Dec. 3, 2015; Published: Dec. 30, 2015
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Kuangfei Xie, Humanity and Politics Department of Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, China
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The emotional dimension of virtues has long been marginalized and even entirely neglected, with too much importance having being attached to the rational dimension of virtues. Emotions constitute the fundamental basis of virtues, supplying endless inner driving force to the formation of virtues. By putting more stress to the cultivation of moral emotions, the effectiveness of moral education in the schools will be dramatically improved and enhanced.
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Kuangfei Xie, Virtue Ethics and Emotions, International Journal of Philosophy. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 57-61. doi: 10.11648/j.ijp.20150306.12
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