Abstract

In much of Western philosophy, patience tends to be either overlooked or described as being non-moral and valuable only instrumentally. This is in stark contrast with its central role in Buddhist ethics. Offered here is a Buddhistinspired account of how patience can be a moral virtue. It is argued that virtuous patience involves having a perspective on the place of our own desires and values among others and a sense of their relative importance.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1529-1898
Print ISSN
0031-8221
Pages
pp. 269-286
Launched on MUSE
2014-04-14
Open Access
No
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