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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


Beyond Consequentialism

Paul Hurley

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199559305
eISBN:
9780191721212
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559305.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

The focus of this book is consequentialism, the moral theory upon which an action is morally right just in case its performance leads to the best state of affairs. The theory can with some ... More


Deflating the Challenge of Consequentialism

Paul Hurley

in Beyond Consequentialism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199559305
eISBN:
9780191721212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559305.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Many rationales are offered in support of the consequentialist theory of moral standards. This chapter harnesses the challenge to consequentialism mounted in prior chapters in order to demonstrate ... More


The Virtues

Julia Annas

in The Morality of Happiness

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195096521
eISBN:
9780199833061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195096525.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Virtue in ancient ethics is discussed from several perspectives. Virtues are dispositions with an affective aspect, involving the emotions, and an intellectual aspect, involving the development of ... More


Moral Testimony and Moral Disagreement

Alison Hills

in The Beloved Self: Morality and the Challenge from Egoism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199213306
eISBN:
9780191594212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199213306.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

If you want to have and to use moral understanding in a way that could result in morally worthy action, you must not place your trust in moral testimony, defer to moral experts, or suspend judgement ... More


Methodology in State Constitutional Rights Interpretation

Robert F. Williams

in The Law of American State Constitutions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195343083
eISBN:
9780199866960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195343083.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses methodology problems arising in cases where similar federal and state constitutional rights claims are raised. Most federal constitutional rights have been incorporated into ... More


Practical Intelligence and the Virtues

Daniel C. Russell

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199565795
eISBN:
9780191721311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565795.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

One of the most important developments in modern moral philosophy is the resurgence of interest in the virtues. This book explores two important hopes for such an approach to moral thought: that ... More


Right Action and ‘The Virtuous Person’

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/9780199565795.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

People often describe virtue ethics as holding that an action is right if and only if it is what an agent with a virtuous character would do in the circumstances. Nonetheless, virtue ethicists in ... More


The Enumeration Problem

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/9780199565795.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter articulates a problem that virtue ethicists and their critics alike have almost entirely ignored, but which if unresolved would jeopardize the very possibility of virtue ethics. This ... More


Right Action and Virtuous Motives

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/9780199565795.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

In his recent book Morals from Motives, Michael Slote defends what he calls “agent-based virtue ethics”. This view consists of two theses: one about the nature of rightness and one about the nature ... More


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