Why is it so hard to measure virtue?

In this Vlog, Professor Randall Curren, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Rochester, USA, explores the complexities of the measurement of virtue. Professor Curren gives an overview of the particular qualities of virtue that make it such a difficult concept to measure for those researching it. In addition to the complexities involved in acting... Continue Reading →

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When a profession requires the ultimate sacrifice

The British Army, like other professions, expects and requires its soldiers to uphold key values. Whether they are on operations, in barracks or on leave, all ranks should display courage, discipline, respect, integrity and loyalty. In this sense, the soldier is no different to any other professional, be they a doctor, a lawyer or a... Continue Reading →

Practice makes perfect in a school of virtue

University of Birmingham School principal Michael Roden talks to Richard McComb There cannot be many homework planners where one of the most prominent pages asks pupils: “What virtues have you shown today?” Below the question, embedded in a heart shape, are words such as kindness, courage, service, resilience, honesty, loyalty and kindness. Anchoring the page,... Continue Reading →

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