Critical Virtue Ethics: Understanding Oppression as Morally Damaging

In Peggy DesAutels & Joanne Waugh (eds.), Feminists Doing Ethics. Rowman & Littlefield (2001)

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Lisa Tessman
State University of New York at Binghamton
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A critically revised Aristotelian-based virtue ethics has something potentially useful to offer to those engaged in analyzing oppression and creating liberatory projects. A critical virtue ethics can help clarify one of the ways in which oppression interferes with flourishing; specifically, it helps clarify an aspect of oppression that can be called "moral damage."
Keywords virtue ethics  feminist ethics  oppression  moral damage  Aristotelian ethics
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