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Right Action for Virtue Ethics

Daniel C. Russell

in Practical Intelligence and the Virtues

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199565795
eISBN:
9780191721311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565795.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter explores the basic shape of virtue ethical approaches to right action and develops a framework for assessing them for adequacy without begging any questions against them. It focuses on ... More


The Long Goodbye from Relativism

Katja Maria Vogt

in Desiring the Good: Ancient Proposals and Contemporary Theory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190692476
eISBN:
9780190692506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190692476.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Chapter 4 rethinks Protagoras’s Measure Doctrine from a non-relativist, realist perspective. It coins the term Measure Realism, according to which human beings are the measure of what is good for ... More


Concluding Remarks

Katja Maria Vogt

in Desiring the Good: Ancient Proposals and Contemporary Theory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190692476
eISBN:
9780190692506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190692476.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The Concluding Remarks ask what follows if the main lines of argument throughout the book are compelling. First, it is argued that the motivation of pursuits deserves more philosophical attention ... More


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