Courage: A Modern Look at an Ancient Virtue

  title={Courage: A Modern Look at an Ancient Virtue},
  author={Andrei G. Zavaliy and Michael Aristidou},
  journal={Journal of Military Ethics},
  pages={174 - 189}
The purpose of this article is twofold: to demystify the ancient concept of courage, making it more palpable for the modern reader, and to suggest the reasonably specific constraints that would restrict the contemporary tendency of indiscriminate attribution of this virtue. The discussion of courage will incorporate both the classical interpretations of this trait of character, and the empirical studies into the complex relation between the emotion of fear and behavior. The Aristotelian thesis… Expand
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