A Virtue-Oriented Approach to Environmental Ethics

Columbia University Press

By Gideon Calder

"For many adherents, the appeal in ethics of virtue-based approaches lies in their sensitivity
to relations between agents and contexts—to the messy textures of our orientations and the
roles we inhabit. This relationality obtains at different levels and in different directions:
between agents; between agents and social institutions; between agents and their built
environments; between agents and non-human nature. Viewed this way, Aristotelian and
other virtue-oriented approaches seem readily hospitable to environmental concerns.
Important work has been done in this vein, but typically in passing, as aspects of more
general projects, or in individual articles."

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