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PUBLICATIONS
  • The Possibility of Virtue (2012)

    To have a virtue is to possess a certain kind of trait of character that is appropriate in pursuing the moral good at which the virtue aims. Human beings are assumed to be capable of attaining those traits. Yet, a number of scholars are skeptical about the very existence of such character traits. They...
    (My publication) Posted by: malzola
  • Pursuing Pleasure or Virtue: The Differential and Overlapping Well-Being Benefits of Hedonic and Eudaimonic Motives. (2011)

    By Veronika Huta and Richard M. Ryan Abstract: Hedonia (seeking pleasure and comfort) and eudaimonia (seeking to use and develop the best in oneself) are often seen as opposing pursuits, yet each may contribute to well-being in different ways. We conducted four studies (two correlational, one experience...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: agomberg
  • Justice as a Self-Regarding Virtue (2011)

    By Paul Bloomfield Abstract: Justice has long stood out among the virtues as being an “other-regarding” virtue. As Michael Thompson writes, “The mark of this special virtue of human agents [justice], as Aristotle says, is that it is “toward another”, pros heteron or pros allon; it is, as St. Thomas says...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: agomberg
  • The Ethics of Confucius and Aristotle: Mirrors of Virtue (review) (2010)

    By Christian Helmut Wenzel The Ethics of Confucius and Aristotle: Mirrors of Virtue by Jiyuan Yu offers an introductory comparison in overview between Confucian and Aristotelian understandings of virtue. By "Confucian ethics" Yu means, in a broad sense, what is included in the four classics...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: cait
  • Why Information Ethics Must Begin With Virtue Ethics (2010)

    By Richard Volkman The information ethics (IE) of Floridi and Sanders is evaluated here in the light of an alternative in virtue ethics that is antifoundationalist, particularist, and relativist in contrast to Floridi's foundationalist, impartialist, and universalist commitments. Drawing from disparate...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: cait
  • Integrity and Fragmentation (2010)

    John Cottingham The virtue of integrity does not appear explicitly in either the Aristotelian or the Judaeo-Christian list of virtues, but elements of both ethical systems implicitly acknowledge the importance of a unified and integrated life. This paper argues that integrity is indispensible for a good...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: nick stock
  • Virtue Ethics and Moral Psychology: The Situationism Debate (2009)

    By Candace L. Upton "Aristotle was acutely aware of the importance of moral psychological observations to virtue ethics. In his brief discussion of bravery in the Nicomachean Ethics, he makes at least ten explicit empirical claims about the actual psychological states and abilities of moral agents...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: ajstasic
  • Towards A Virtue Theory of Art (2007)

    Abstract: In this paper I sketch a virtue theory of art, analogous to a virtue theory of ethics along Aristotelian lines. What this involves is looking beyond a parochial conception of art understood as work of art, as product, to include intentions, motives, skills, traits, and feelings, all of which...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: admin
  • Ethics and the anthropology of modern reason (2004)

    Abstract: In recent years, anthropologists have shown increasing interest in scientific, technical and administrative systems and their political regulation. In what follows, we suggest that a major concern in much of this work is a common interest in how, in relationship to these technical and political...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: admin
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