Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 13 (3):273 - 291 (2010)
|Abstract||One of the most prominent strands in contemporary work on the virtues consists in the attempt to develop a distinctive—and compelling—account of practical reason on the basis of Aristotle’s ethics. In response to this project, several eminent critics have argued that the Aristotelian account encourages a dismissive attitude toward moral disagreement. Given the importance of developing a mature response to disagreement, the criticism is devastating if true. I examine this line of criticism closely, first elucidating the features of the Aristotelian account that motivate it, and then identifying two further features of the account that the criticism overlooks. These further features show the criticism to be entirely unwarranted. Once these features are acknowledged, a more promising line of criticism suggests itself—namely, that the Aristotelian account does too little to help us to resolve disputes—but that line of objection will have to be carried out on quite different grounds.|
|Keywords||Virtue Disagreement McDowell Practical reason Uncodifiability Aristotelian ethics|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
John MacFarlane (2007). Relativism and Disagreement. Philosophical Studies 132 (1):17-31.
Christopher Tollefsen (2002). Practical Reason and Ethics Above the Line. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 5 (1):67-87.
Matt Stichter (2007). Ethical Expertise: The Skill Model of Virtue. [REVIEW] Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 10 (2):183 - 194.
Liezl van Zyl (2009). Accidental Rightness. Philosophia 37 (1):91-104.
Robert N. Johnson (2008). Was Kant a Virtue Ethicist? In Monika Betzler (ed.), Kant's Ethics of Virtues. Walter De Gruyter.
Dale Hample (2001). A Pragma-Dialectical Analysis of the Inquisition. Argumentation 15 (2):135-149.
Bernadette Tobin (2000). The Virtues in John Wilson's Approach to Moral Education. Journal of Moral Education 29 (3):301-311.
Sean Mcaleer (2007). An Aristotelian Account of Virtue Ethics: An Essay in Moral Taxonomy. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 88 (2):208–225.
Added to index2009-08-19
Total downloads43 ( #30,686 of 722,700 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #60,247 of 722,700 )
How can I increase my downloads?