David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophia 35 (1):43-62 (2007)
This article compares the views of Foot and Aristotle on virtues and flourishing. It is argued that the view put forward in Philippa Foot’s recent book, Natural Goodness, suffers from a certain sort of vagueness and it is open to other criticisms which the Aristotelian view can avoid. Foot’s views have been subjected to criticism in the recent literature by David Copp and David Sobel. These criticisms are given consideration in the article and it is argued that the more traditional Aristotelian view advocated by the author will have the means to answer some of these criticisms whereas Foot’s view will not.
|Keywords||Philippa Foot Aristotle Virtue ethics Ethics Flourishing|
|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
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Josh Parsons (2004). Dion, Theon, and Daup. Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 85 (1):85–91.
Philippa Foot (1985). Utilitarianism and the Virtues. Mind 94 (374):196-209.
Philippa Foot (2002). Moral Dilemmas and Other Topics in Moral Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
Rosalind Hursthouse, Gavin Lawrence & Warren Quinn (eds.) (1995). Virtues and Reasons: Philippa Foot and Moral Theory: Essays in Honour of Philippa Foot. Oxford University Press.
Mark K. Spencer (2007). Full Human Flourishing. Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 81:193-204.
Alex Voorhoeve (2003). The Grammar of Goodness: An Interview with Philippa Foot. Harvard Review of Philosophy:32-44.
Philippa Foot (1978/2002). Virtues and Vices and Other Essays in Moral Philosophy. Oxford University Press.
Joseph Millum (2006). Natural Goodness and Natural Evil. Ratio 19 (2):199–213.
James C. Klagge (1997). Book Review:Virtues and Reasons: Philippa Foot and Moral Theory: Essays in Honour of Philippa Foot. Rosalind Hursthouse, Gavin Lawrence, Warren Quinn. [REVIEW] Ethics 107 (4):743-.
John Hacker-Wright (2009). What is Natural About Foot's Ethical Naturalism? Ratio 22 (3):308-321.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads86 ( #45,516 of 1,789,825 )
Recent downloads (6 months)5 ( #166,716 of 1,789,825 )
How can I increase my downloads?