In this ground-breakiing collection of articles, ten respected philosophers discuss everyday virtues, including generosity of spirit, gratitude, hope, patience and trust. Martha C. Nussbaum describes the cognitive dimensions of compassion; Robert Solomon argues that love must have reasons; Eamonn Callan contends that patience has as much value as courage. Clifford Williams' Introduction places the virtues into the contemporary context and discusses each one treated in the book.
CLIFFORD WILLIAMS teaches Philosophy at Trinity College in Deerfield, Illinois, USA. He is the author of Free Will and Determinism: A Dialogue and of numerous articles and reviews.