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  1. Virtue ethics is a sub-species of virtue theory insofar as the former attempts to base ethics on virtue evaluation. (Web site)
  2. Virtue Ethics: An action is right if and only if the action is one which a virtuous moral agent would characteristically perform under the circumstances. (Web site)
  3. Virtue ethics is a theory that claims that being good requires the practice of a certain kind of behaviour. (Web site)
  4. Virtue ethics is an agent-based ethics, as opposed to Kantian and Utilitarian ethical traditions which are act-based ethics. (Web site)
  5. The term "virtue ethics" is a relatively recent one.

Virtue Ethics

  1. It is, within virtue ethics, already conceived of as something of which virtue is at least partially constitutive. (Web site)
  2. Thus, the particularism that characterizes virtue ethics may translate into a concern with equity in virtue jurisprudence. (Web site)
  3. The emergence of virtue ethics caused many writers to re-examine Kant's other works. (Web site)
  4. Rather than being too self-centered, virtue ethics unifies what is required by morality and what is required by self-interest. (Web site)
  5. For example, Michael Slote has moved away from agent-based virtue ethics to a more Humean-inspired sentimentalist account of virtue ethics. (Web site)


  1. I highly recommend this as a starting point for further reading on virtue ethics. (Web site)
  2. Clark: You probably also ought to add virtue ethics to your list of possibilities. (Web site)
  3. In the 1960s and 1970s, this led to the re-emergence of the ancient Greek ethical school of virtue ethics.
  4. Virtue ethics counsels us to cultivate virtue--to acquire the human excellences insofar as that is possible. (Web site)
  5. Thus, again, virtue ethics may initially appear to have advantages that closer reflection reveals to be unwarranted.


  1. Nonetheless, a theoretically inclined law student can bring virtue ethics to bear on a variety of legal problems. (Web site)
  2. If thinking about the reasonable person in tort law is a good place to begin, virtue ethics can be applied to a variety of legal problems. (Web site)


  1. Virtue ethics emphasizes the telos of a human life -- the end or purpose to which a life aims. (Web site)
  2. Thus, one of the aims of virtue ethics is to offer an account of the sort of characteristics a virtuous person has.
  3. Moreover, as noted above, virtue ethics does not have to be neo-Aristotelian. (Web site)
  4. This account of virtue ethics enables us to distinguish it from its other main opponent, deontology or Kantianism.
  5. It is for this reason that Merritt claims that we should abandon neo-Aristotelian virtue ethics in favor of a more Humean conception of virtue.


  1. Aristotle and Ancient Virtue Ethics Modern virtue ethicists often claim Aristotle as an ancestor.
  2. Aristotle advanced Virtue ethics and it has bee recently redefined by Alasdair MacIntyre.


  1. The inclusion meaning refers to the integration of the ethical theories of virtue ethics, deontology and utilitarianism in guiding corporate decisions.
  2. The former is the option explored in virtue ethics, and the latter in deontological ethics. (Web site)
  3. A book length account of a consequentialist version of virtue ethics, incorporating many of her ideas from previous pieces of work. (Web site)
  4. Virtue ethics has criticized consequentialist and deontological theories for being too rigid and inflexible because they rely on one rule or principle. (Web site)


  1. In the 1960s and 1970s, this led to the emergence of virtue ethics, an approach to moral philosophy that emphasizes the virtues. (Web site)
  2. In philosophy, the phrase virtue ethics refers to ethical systems that focus primarily on what sort of person one should try to be. (Web site)
  3. Virtue Ethics and Legal Theory There is, however, an exception to general reflection of developments in moral philosophy in legal theory. (Web site)

Moral Theory

  1. Aretaic moral theories such as contemporary virtue ethics emphasize the role of character in morality.
  2. Consequentialism can also be contrasted with aretaic moral theories such as virtue ethics. (Web site)
  3. Some have argued that virtue ethics constitutes a third option in moral theory additional to utilitarianism and Kantianism.


  1. Three of virtue ethics' central concepts, virtue, practical wisdom and eudaimonia are often misunderstood. (Web site)
  2. Although eudaimonia was first popularized by Aristotle, it now belongs to the tradition of virtue ethics generally.


  1. As Rosalind Hursthouse acknowledges, much virtue ethics portrays morality as a form of enlightened self-interest.
  2. See Section III. Hursthouse, -Virtue Ethics.- Although this is not sufficient for virtuous action, as a continent person acts for the same reasons.


  1. Virtue ethics is currently one of three major approaches in normative ethics. (Web site)
  2. A bolder strategy involves claiming that virtue ethics has less difficulty with cultural relativity than the other two approaches. (Web site)


  1. She is currently working on a book on Hume's moral psychology and virtue ethics. (Web site)
  2. As Srinivasan has made clear, the implication of the findings in the social psychology experiments are irrelevant for virtue ethics.


  1. In one version of virtue ethics,[8] moral virtues are robust character traits possessed by ideally morally virtuous people. (Web site)
  2. Virtue ethics, which was advocated by Aristotle, focuses on the inherent character of a person rather than on the specific actions he or she performs. (Web site)
  3. From the perspective of virtue ethics, the motivation and justification of actions are both inseparable from the character traits of the acting agent. (Web site)
  4. A clear and thorough discussion of central themes in virtue ethics, with a focus on moral character. (Web site)
  5. Another distinguishing feature of virtue ethics is that character traits are stable, fixed, and reliable dispositions. (Web site)


  1. Virtue ethics characteristically argues that life is more complicated than our theories and rules. (Web site)
  2. Virtue ethics characteristically denies that there is any mechanical rule that generates the morally correct action. (Web site)

Legal Theory

  1. Later versions developed fuller accounts of virtue ethics theories. (Web site)
  2. Virtue Ethics - summary, criticisms and how to apply the theory Legal theory lexicon: Virtue ethics by Larry Solum.
  3. A prior entry in the Legal Theory Lexicon provided an introduction to virtue ethics and you might want to review that before you continue with this post. (Web site)
  4. They are related briefly here as they have been central to virtue ethics' claim to put forward a unique and rival account to other normative theories. (Web site)
  5. Perhaps the most challenging task of such a collaborative endeavor would be to justify virtue ethics as the moral theory of choice for positive psychology.

Recent Work

  1. Her more recent work, developing new themes in her account of virtue ethics. (Web site)
  2. Other accounts of virtue ethics are inspired from Christian writers such as Aquinas and Augustine (see the work of David Oderberg). (Web site)


  1. The ultimate aim of virtue ethics is eudaimonia, roughly meaning 'flourishing' or 'success'.
  2. Virtue ethics seems to be essentially interested in the acquisition of the virtues as part of the agent's own well-being and flourishing. (Web site)


  1. Virtue ethics has implications for legal ethics. (Web site)
  2. Virtue ethics has implications for an account of the proper ends of legislation. (Web site)


  1. As noted under "Preliminaries" above, a few non-Aristotelian forms of virtue ethics have developed. (Web site)
  2. For example, Christine Swanton has developed a pluralist account of virtue ethics with connections to Nietzsche. (Web site)


  1. As with all other schools of ethical theory, there are objections to virtue ethics.
  2. The following section presents three objections and possible responses, based on bread ideas held in common by most accounts of virtue ethics. (Web site)


  1. On this account virtue ethics just collapses into the rule-based systems.
  2. At some point virtue ethics do part company with their rivals, typically classified as rule-based, rule-following, or action-imperative systems.
  3. But this realization is not solely the property of virtue ethics; rule-based ethical systems too seek habituation of rules for the formation of character.


  1. Many versions of virtue ethics take character traits to be basic. (Web site)
  2. How Thomson's version avoids problems for standard versions of virtue ethics. (Web site)
  3. All standard versions of virtue ethics agree that living a life in accordance with virtue is necessary for eudaimonia. (Web site)
  4. In these respects, naturalism opens the way for egoism, as do versions of virtue ethics that encourage the pursuit of eudaimonia.


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