Moral Wisdom and the Recovery of Virtue
Philosophers of information technology have been pondering for some time now whether social media technology helps us cultivate the virtuous ideal of knowing what it is to live well, and of pursuing that life in this new age.
These technologies have quickly worked themselves into the moral fabric of our daily life. They have not only transformed our social landscape but also changed the very moral habits and practices with which we navigate it.
What are the moral skills we need to cultivate to live effectively in the social media world of the twenty-first century public square? In an address given at Consilium in 2012, Peter Kurti proposes the practice of moral wisdom and the recovery of virtue to flourish and live well in the ideagoras of the twenty-first century.