On Virtue Ethics Paperback / softback
Virtue ethics is perhaps the most important development within late twentieth-century moral philosophy.
Rosalind Hursthouse, who has made notable contributions to this development, now presents a full exposition and defence of her neo-Aristotelian version of virtue ethics.
She shows how virtue ethics can provide guidance for action, illuminate moral dilemmas, and bring out the moral significance of the emotions.
Deliberately avoiding a combative stance, she findsless disagreement between Kantian and neo-Aristotelian approaches than is usual, and she offers the first account from a virtue ethics perspective of acting 'from a sense of duty'.
She considers the question which character traits are virtues, and explores how answers to this question can be justifiedby appeal to facts about human nature.
Written in a clear, engaging style which makes it accessible to non-specialists, On Virtue Ethics will appeal to anyone with an interest in moral philosophy.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press
- Publication Date: 27/09/2001
- Category: Western philosophy: Ancient, to c 500
- ISBN: 9780199247998