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Single Idea 4021

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 3. Virtues / e. Honour]

Full Idea

Willingness to risk life was the constitutive quality of the man of honour.

Gist of Idea

Willingness to risk life was the constitutive quality of the man of honour

Source

Charles Taylor (Sources of the Self [1989], 13.1)

Book Reference

Taylor,Charles: 'Sources of the Self' [CUP 1992], p.212


A Reaction

Which is why war is required. The growth of civil society meant the inevitable rise of other virtues.