Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2009)

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Rosalind Hursthouse
University of Auckland
Glen Pettigrove
University of Glasgow
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Virtue ethics is currently one of three major approaches in normative ethics. We begin by discussing two concepts that are central to all forms of virtue ethics, namely, virtue and practical wisdom. Then we note some of the features that distinguish different virtue ethical theories from one another before turning to objections that have been raised against virtue ethics and responses offered on its behalf. We conclude with a look at some of the directions in which future research might develop.
Keywords virtue   Aristotle   virtue ethics   practical wisdom
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