Consequentialism and Virtue

In Christoph Halbig & Felix Timmermann (eds.), The Handbook of Virtue and Virtue Ethics (forthcoming)

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Josh Bronson
Birkbeck College
Robert J. Hartman
Tulane University
Abstract
We examine the following consequentialist view of virtue: a trait is a virtue if and only if it has good consequences in some relevant way. We highlight some motivations for this basic account, and offer twelve choice points for filling it out. Next, we explicate Julia Driver’s consequentialist view of virtue in reference to these choice points, and we canvass its merits and demerits. Subsequently, we consider three suggestions that aim to increase the plausibility of her position, and critically analyze them. We conclude that one of those proposed revisions would improve her account. NOTE: I will self-archive the paper after the 24 month embargo period ends. If you want a copy, just email me.
Keywords consequentialism  virtue  character  luck  Julia Driver
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