Accountability as a virtue

Andrew B. Torrance*

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This opening article will offer a brief introduction to what it means to understand accountability as a virtue. To do so, I first propose a definition of the condition of accountability, which I go on to distinguish from responsibility. Based on this definition, I then present an account of the corresponding virtue of accountability.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)307-315
Number of pages9
JournalStudies in Christian Ethics
Issue number3
Early online date12 Apr 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2021


  • Accountability
  • Human flourishing
  • Responsibility
  • Virtue


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