An aristotelian account of virtue ethics: An essay in moral taxonomy

Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 88 (2):208–225 (2007)
I argue that a virtue ethics takes virtue to be more basic than rightness and at least as basic as goodness. My account is Aristotelian because it avoids the excessive inclusivity of Martha Nussbaum's account and the deficient inclusivity of Gary Watson's account. I defend the account against the objection that Aristotle does not have a virtue ethics by its lights, and conclude with some remarks on moral taxonomy.
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DOI 10.1111/j.1468-0114.2007.00287.x
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