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David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
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In Stan van Hooft (ed.), The Handbook of Virtue Ethics. Acumen Publishing. 276-84 (2013)
Since its inception as a professional field in the 1960s or so, African ethics has been neglected not only by virtue ethicists, but also by international scholars in moral philosophy generally. This is unfortunate, since sub-Saharan normative perspectives are characteristically virtue-centred, and, furthermore, are both different from traditional Western forms and just as worth taking seriously as they are. In my contribution, I spell out the two major respects in which virtue is a salient theme in African ethics, and critically appraise them in relation to some dominant Western conceptions.
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