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On Virtue Ethics, Paperback / softback Book

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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.

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