Published March 1, 2002
by Aristide D. Caratzas, Publisher .
Written in English
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Dr. Carey is Professor of Government at Georgetown University. He is the author and editor of several works including "In Defense of the Constitution," "Freedom and Virtue," and "A Student's Guide to American Political Thought," Dr. Carey is also editor of "The Political Science Reviewer," an annual review of leading works in political science and related disciplines. Nowhere has this been more evident in our time than in the lively exchanges between conservatives and libertarians. Like no other single work, Freedom and Virtue explores what unites and divides the adherents of these two important American traditions—shedding much light on . Founded on Freedom and Virtue: Documents Illustrating The Impact in the US of the Greek War of Independence. Freedom and virtue are related, but are complementary. That is, liberty—the right to exercise choice, free from coercive state regulation—is necessary precondition for virtue. And virtue is ultimately necessary for the survival of liberty. Virtue cannot exist without freedom, without the right to make moral choices.
“Freedom is a great thing,” he opines, “but one should not run the danger of destroying oneself in the pursuit of it.” Anthologies raise more issues than a brief review can note; I here concentrate on a couple of themes. The obvious, though unintended, lesson of this book . Virtue was thus the willing sacrifice of one’s passions to a higher good, namely “right reason.” Traditionally, the four “cardinal virtues” of antiquity were prudence, courage, temperance; and justice. The biblical book of Wisdom () listed the same virtues. Specifically, the syllogism refers to the connection between virtue and morality, republican institutions, and religion—and by religion the Founders meant some version of Christianity. Reams of examples could be cited, but the point is clear: for the Founders, virtue and freedom were necessary partners. To have one without the .
Benjamin Franklin said virtue was necessary for freedom, and freedom is the concept upon which the United States was founded. In order to preserve America’s freedom, all Americans should practice virtue not only in the political discourse, but in everyday life as well. Virtue (Latin: virtus, Ancient Greek: ἀρετή "arete") is moral excellence.A virtue is a trait or quality that is deemed to be morally good and thus is valued as a foundation of principle and good moral being. Personal virtues are characteristics valued as promoting collective and individual greatness. In other words, it is a behavior that shows high moral standards. Freedom: Virtue and the First Amendment First Edition by Walter Fred Berns (Author) ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important? ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. Freedom, Virtue and the First Amendment Hardcover – January 1, See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover, January 1, "Please retry" — Manufacturer: Louisiana State University Press.