Is Virtue Ethics Self-Effacing?

Journal of Ethics 15 (3):191-207 (2011)
Abstract
Thomas Hurka, Simon Keller, and Julia Annas have recently argued that virtue ethics is self-effacing. I contend that these arguments are rooted in a mistaken understanding of the role that ideal agency and agent flourishing (should) play in virtue ethics. I then show how a virtue ethical theory can avoid the charge of self-effacement and why it is important that it do so.
Keywords Justification  Normative ethics  Self-effacement  Virtue ethics
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