Foot Without Achilles’ Heel

Philosophia:1-15 (forthcoming)

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Ulf Hlobil
Concordia University
Katharina Nieswandt
Concordia University
Abstract
It is often assumed that neo-Aristotelian virtue ethics postulates an obligation to be a good human being and that it derives further obligations from this idea. The paper argues that this assumption is false, at least for Philippa Foot’s view. Our argument blocks a widespread objection to Foot’s view, and it shows how virtue ethics in general can neutralize such worries.
Keywords Virtue ethics  Flourishing  Rationality  Moral skepticism  Human nature  Philippa Foot
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DOI 10.1007/s11406-019-00062-y
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