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Virtue Ethics

Product details

Format: Softcover Book
Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm)
Paper: Black & White on White paper
Pages: 122
ISBN-13: 978-1539977858
ISBN-10: 1539977854
BISAC: Philosophy / Ethics & Moral Philosophy

Virtue Ethics is the ethics of character and character formation and for this reason is sometimes described as agent-centred to contrast it with rule-based ethical theories. The agent here is the person who is choosing to pursue some end and doing so for good reasons. So a virtue is usually defined as either a disposition of character or an inclination of character, the first definition highlighting the habitual nature of the virtues, and the second, the link between virtue and will.


  • Introduction
  • Aristotelean Virtue Ethics
  • MacIntyre’s Virtue Ethics
  • Philippa Foot’s Virtue Ethics
  • Christian Virtue Ethics
  • Applied Virtue Ethics
  • Evaluating Virtue Ethics
  • The Four Questions Revisited
  • Postscript


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