David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Utilitas 9 (02):167- (1997)
Many forms of virtue ethics, like certain forms of utilitarianism, suffer from the problem of indirection. In those forms, the criterion for status of a trait as a virtue is not the same as the criterion for the status of an act as right. Furthermore, if the virtues for example are meant to promote the nourishing of the agent, the virtuous agent is not standardly supposed to be motivated by concern for her own flourishing in her activity. In this paper, I propose a virtue ethics which does not suffer from the problem. Traits are not virtues because their cultivation and manifestation promote a value such as agent flourishing. They are virtues in so far as they are habits of appropriate response (which may be of various types) to various relevant values (valuable things, etc.). This means that there is a direct connection between the rationale of a virtue and what makes an action virtuous or right
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Simon Keller (2007). Virtue Ethics is Self-Effacing. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 85 (2):221 – 231.
Glen Pettigrove (2011). Is Virtue Ethics Self-Effacing? Journal of Ethics 15 (3):191-207.
Michael Sean Brady (2005). The Value of the Virtues. Philosophical Studies 125 (1):85 - 113.
Adam Feltz & Edward T. Cokely (2012). Virtue or Consequences: The Folk Against Pure Evaluational Internalism. Philosophical Psychology 26 (5):702-717.
Similar books and articles
Christine Swanton (2003). Virtue Ethics: A Pluralistic View. Clarendon Press.
Lawrence B. Solum (2003). Virtue Jurisprudence a Virtue–Centred Theory of Judging. Metaphilosophy 34 (1/2):178--213.
Stephen Holland (2011). The Virtue Ethics Approach to Bioethics. Bioethics 25 (4):192-201.
Lawrence M. Hinman, Alcalá Park & San Diego, Virtue Ethics From a Global Perspective: A Pluralistic Framework for Understanding Moral Virtues.
Michelle Mason (2005). Christine Swanton, Virtue Ethics: A Pluralistic View. [REVIEW] Ethics 115 (2):430-434.
Elinor Mason (2005). Christine Swanton, Virtue Ethics: A Pluralistic View (Oxford: Oxford University Press 2003), Pp. XI + 312. Utilitas 17 (2):231-233.
S. F. (2003). Christine Swanton Virtue Ethics: A Pluralistic View. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003). Pp. XI+312. £35.00 (Hbk). ISBN 0 119 9253888. [REVIEW] Religious Studies 39 (4):502-503.
Thaddeus Metz (2013). The Virtues of African Ethics. In Stan van Hooft (ed.), The Handbook of Virtue Ethics. Acumen Publishing 276-84.
Christine Swanton (2007). Virtue Ethics, Role Ethics, and Business Ethics. In Rebecca L. Walker & P. J. Ivanhoe (eds.), Working Virtue: Virtue Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems. Oxford University Press
Geoff Moore (2012). The Virtue of Governance, the Governance of Virtue. Business Ethics Quarterly 22 (2):293-318.
C. D. Meyers (2010). Nature, Virtue, and the Nature of Virtue. Southwest Philosophy Review 26 (1):109-117.
Peter Day (1996). The Human-Centred Information Society: A Community-Based Approach. [REVIEW] AI and Society 10 (2):181-198.
James Harold (2011). Is Xunzi's Virtue Ethics Susceptible to the Problem of Alienation? Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 10 (1):71-84.
Alexander Bertland (2009). Virtue Ethics in Business and the Capabilities Approach. Journal of Business Ethics 84 (1):25 - 32.
Jiyuan Yu (2010). The Practicality of Ancient Virtue Ethics: Greece and China. Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 9 (3):289-302.
Added to index2010-08-30
Total downloads28 ( #97,310 of 1,699,714 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #206,271 of 1,699,714 )
How can I increase my downloads?