Philosophia 47 (5):1501-1515 (2019)

Authors
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
Categories (categorize this paper)
Reprint years 2019
ISBN(s)
DOI 10.1007/s11406-019-00062-y
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Translate to english
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

 PhilArchive page | Other versions
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Natural Goodness.Philippa Foot - 2001 - Oxford University Press.
Reasons as Premises of Good Reasoning.Jonathan Way - 2017 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 98 (2).
What is a Reason to Act?Kieran Setiya - 2014 - Philosophical Studies 167 (2):221-235.

View all 26 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Philippa Foot’s So-Called Achilles’ Heel.Jessy Jordan - 2017 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 91 (2):251-271.
Philippa Foot.Alex Voorhoeve - 2011 - The Philosophers' Magazine 52 (1):9-9.
The Grammar of Goodness: An Interview with Philippa Foot.Alex Voorhoeve - 2003 - Harvard Review of Philosophy 11:32-44.
Human Flourishing From the Foot's Viewpoint Regarding to Aristotle's Ideas.Majid Mollayousefi Mollayousefi & Sakine Aflatooni Aflatooni - 2011 - Journal of Philosophical Investigations at University of Tabriz 5 (9):161-176.
Virtues and Vices.Philippa Foot - 1997 - In Daniel Statman (ed.), Noûs. Georgetown University Press. pp. 163--177.
Aristotelian Naturalism Vs. Mutants, Aliens and the Great Red Dragon.Scott Woodcock - 2018 - American Philosophical Quarterly 55 (4):313-328.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2019-03-13

Total views
287 ( #32,346 of 2,448,389 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
24 ( #29,204 of 2,448,389 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes