Edited by Kleio Akrivou and Alejo José G Sison
This volume is a collaborative and cross-disciplinary contribution that argues for virtue ethics epistemology in helping to overcome the current challenges of capitalism for personal and collective virtue and the common good. Since the 1990s, we have witnessed heightened economic activity due to competition between nation states within the context of a post-industrial capitalist global order. The way capitalist global political and economic organization has been taken for granted (Grossman and Stiglitz, 1980) and the way it has been implemented (Stiglitz, 2007) have resulted in many intertwined serious sociopolitical and economic challenges (Stiglitz and Chang, 2001) for the global community. For example, there has been a dramatic increase in wars and conflicts at local and regional levels, uncontrollable migration of active parts of populations (Stalker, 2000) that live in such areas, widespread incidence of poverty (Watkins, 1995) and ever-expanding economic inequality due to the concentration of wealth in only 1 per cent of the global population (Elliot and Pilkington, 2015).