Why VirtueLab?

The body of work related to the concept of virtues and their application in everyday life is incredibly vast. A person can study virtue ethics for a lifetime and never reach the limits of the subject. building on much of that work, the goals of this website include:

  • Standardizing the criteria for what character traits and habits actually constitute virtues
  • Presenting and refining a model of character and virtues that is useful in all aspects of everyday life
  • Furthering our understanding of how virtuous habits are acquired and maintained
  • Demonstrating how and why virtues are related to concepts of personal character, corporate culture, family cohesiveness, and societal health
  • Providing space for discussion about the practical application of virtue concepts in real life
  • Providing articles and links to other sources that apply virtues to practical matters and current events

There is a great need for work of this type, especially given the current state of affairs across the world. Consider that a truly virtuous society has little need of laws, and you can begin to see the profound impact virtues can have if we can understand, apply, and practice them - and then take what we learn on a personal level and apply it more broadly.

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What to Expect...

This site is currently under construction and will take shape over time. Please be patient, but check back for new content weekly.