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Burdened Virtues: Virtue Ethics for Liberatory Struggles

Lisa Tessman

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195179149
eISBN:
9780199835782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195179145.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Lisa Tessman’s Burdened Virtues: Virtue Ethics for Liberatory Struggles engages questions central to feminist theory and practice, from the perspective of Aristotelian ethics. Focused primarily on ... More


 The Ordinary Vices of Domination

Lisa Tessman

in Burdened Virtues: Virtue Ethics for Liberatory Struggles

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195179149
eISBN:
9780199835782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195179145.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Virtue ethics seems to present a puzzle about the privileged: If moral virtue is necessary for flourishing (which is a core assumption of virtue ethics), then members of privileged groups can only ... More


 The Burden of Political Resistance

Lisa Tessman

in Burdened Virtues: Virtue Ethics for Liberatory Struggles

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195179149
eISBN:
9780199835782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195179145.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter examines the way that liberatory movements—including both feminist movements and Black liberation movements—offer praise for their best members, holding them up to model the character ... More


Conclusion: Eudaimonistic Virtue Ethics under Adversity

Lisa Tessman

in Burdened Virtues: Virtue Ethics for Liberatory Struggles

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195179149
eISBN:
9780199835782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195179145.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

The conclusion addresses a question that emerges given all of the critical revisions to a eudaimonistic virtue ethics that are suggested in the course of the book, and especially given the proposed ... More


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