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On Virtue Ethics

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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, here presents a full exposition and defense of her neo-Aristotelian version of virtue ethics. She shows how virtue ethics can provide guidance for action, illuminate moral dilemmas, and bring ...more
Paperback, 504 pages
Published February 7th 2002 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published December 16th 1999)
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Jennifer
Jan 07, 2009 Jennifer rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: ethicists
Shelves: philosophy
I disagree with her account of the virtues, and I agree almost entirely with Christopher Coope's scathing critique of this work. In no way would I consider this an advancement of the sort that Anscombe called for in her essay, "Modern Moral Philosophy." This sort of virtue ethics makes every move Anscombe complained of: It has almost nothing to say about justice; it allows for no absolute prohibitions; and it pushes the ethical query into the "interior" realm.

So really, we might ask, what groun
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Jennifer
Jan 07, 2009 Jennifer rated it liked it
I'm not a fan of ethical naturalism, it gives me a little bit of the creeps. But Hursthouse is such a wonderful writer. I really enjoyed Parts I and III of this book. Part II not so much, but then again I always find myself getting sleepy during the history of philosophy parts of books. All in all, it was thought provoking. I can't wait to read it with my class and see what they think.
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