Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy

Rethinking Virtue Ethics

Authors: Winter, Michael

  • Offers an original and unique contribution to a vibrant discussion in contemporary philosophy
  • Provides a basis for seeing how to make a philosophical case for inalienable rights
  • Explains how unconditional ethical principles are consistent with a virtue based approach to ethics
  • Addresses some of the main challenges and objections to virtue ethics in contemporary literature
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Rethinking Virtue Ethics offers a model of Aristotelian virtue ethics based on a deductive paradigm. This book argues that, contrary to what many contemporary thinkers are inclined to believe, Aristotelian virtue ethics is consistent with at least some action-guiding moral principles being true unconditionally, and that a justification for general moral principles can be grounded in fundamental concepts within Aristotle’s theory. An analysis of ethical propositions that hold for the most part is proposed that fits well within the deductive paradigm developed. 

          This unique interpretation of virtue ethics has implications for recent discussions of the virtues in social psychology, issues about how fundamental moral principles are known, questions about the justification of inalienable rights, debates about moral particularism and generalism, and discussions of moral realism and anti-realism.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rethinking Virtue Ethics
Authors
Series Title
Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy
Series Volume
28
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2193-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2193-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2192-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3702-0
Series ISSN
1387-6678
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 186
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