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Virtue Ethics and Environs

  • James Griffin (a1)

My aim is to map some ethical ground. Many people who reject consequentialism and deontology adopt virtue ethics. Contemporary forms of virtue ethics occupy quite a variety of positions (as did ancient forms), and we do not yet have any satisfactory view of the whole territory that we call “virtue ethics.” Also, I think that there is a lot of logical space outside consequentialism and deontology not occupied by virtue ethics. In fact, I am myself rather more attracted to the environs of virtue ethics than to virtue ethics itself, which particular environs I shall come to later. But, first, we have roughly to locate virtue ethics.

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Barbara Herman , “On the Value of Acting from the Motive of Duty,” Philosophical Review, vol. 90, no. 3 (1981), pp. 359–82.

J. B. Schneewind , “The Misfortunes of Virtue,” Ethics, vol. 101, no. 1 (1990), p. 43

Jorge Garcia , “The Primacy of the Virtuous,” Philosophia, vol. 20, nos. 1–2 (1990), p. 69

David Solomon , “Internal Objections to Virtue Ethics,” Midwest Studies in Philosophy, vol. 13 (1988), p. 429

Kurt Baier , “Radical Virtue Ethics,” Midwest Studies in Philosophy, vol. 13 (1988), p. 127

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