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Moral Virtue or Mental Health?

Selected Sermons of Bishop Jón Vídalín


Moral virtue and mental health sustain a complex relationship. Pestana unravels each concept and the nature of their perfection, revealing several ways in which the concepts overlap in theory and in practice. However, in the final chapter he explains precisely how moral virtue and mental health radically differ. The study concludes with an account of why the idea of mental health has come to replace the idea of virtue in much of our evaluations of character.