On Virtue Ethics
By (author) Rosalind Hursthouse
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On Virtue Ethics by Rosalind Hursthouse
Book DescriptionVirtue ethics is perhaps the most important development within late twentieth-century moral philosophy. Rosalind Hursthouse, who has made notable contributions to this development, now presents a full exposition and defence of her neo-Aristotelian version of virtue ethics. She shows how virtue ethics can provide guidance for action, illuminate moral dilemmas, and bring out the moral significance of the emotions. Deliberately avoiding a combative stance, she finds less disagreement between Kantian and neo-Aristotelian approaches than is usual, and she offers the first account from a virtue ethics perspective of acting 'from a sense of duty'. She considers the question which character traits are virtues, and explores how answers to this question can be justified by appeal to facts about human nature. Written in a clear, engaging style which makes it accessible to non-specialists, On Virtue Ethics will appeal to anyone with an interest in moral philosophy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780199247998
(216mm x 138mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 27-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Rosalind Hursthouse
Ethics, Humans and Other Animals, Paperback (September 2000)
An introductory textbook on the ethics of our treatment of animals. With the beginner firmly in mind, each chapter introduces one of three standard approaches in ethical theory: utilitarianism, rights and virtue ethics.
On Virtue Ethics, Hardback (December 1999)
Presents an exposition and defence of the author's own version of virtue ethics. This book discusses a range of philosophical topics, including action, duty, dilemmas, moral absolutism, and the moral significance of the emotions.
Virtues and Reasons, Paperback (April 1998)» View all books by Rosalind Hursthouse
This collection of 12 essays, dedicated to philosopher Philippa Foot, examines various topics in moral philosophy to which she has made a contribution. Chapters explore virtue ethics, naturalism, non-cognitivism, relativism, categorical requirements, and the role of rationality in moral philosophy.
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Author Biography - Rosalind Hursthouse
Rosalind Hursthouse is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
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