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  • “Agency Ascriptions in Ethics and Epistemology” (2010)

    Abstract: In this article, the logic and functions of character-trait ascriptions in ethics and epistemology is compared, and two major problems, the “generality problem” for virtue epistemologies and the “global trait problem” for virtue ethics, are shown to be far more similar in structure than is...
    (My publication) Posted by: gsaxtell
  • Virtue Ethics without Right Action (2010)

    This paper argues that Anscombe and Foot were correctly skeptical of the concept of moral rightness. Two senses of morally right action are distinguished, a strong notion that has deontic implications and a weaker notion that does not. It is argued that unless contemporary virtue ethicists are embracing...
    (My publication) Posted by: jhackerw
  • Investigating: The Virtues Project™ effects in a preschool (2010)

    This first ever quantitative research of a 20-year-old intervention used widely in 90 countries including more than 100 schools in Australia and New Zealand, introduced The Virtues Project™ (Popov, Popov, & Kavelin, 1995) into a preschool through 12 hours of staff training, and measured changes in...
    (My publication) Posted by: dpatton
  • Social Psychology, Mood, and Helping: Mixed Results for Virtue Ethics (2009)

    Christian Miller I first summarize the central issues in the debate about the empirical adequacy of virtue ethics, and then examine the role that social psychologists claim positive and negative mood have in influencing compassionate helping behavior. I argue that this psychological research is compatible...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: wattawa
  • Moral Status in Virtue Ethics (2007)

    My contention is that virtue ethics offers an important critique of traditional philosophical conceptions of moral status as well as an alternative view of important moral issues held to depend on moral status. I argue that the scope of entities that deserve consideration depends on our conception of...
    (My publication) Posted by: jhackerw
  • Contemporary virtue ethics (2006)

    Abstract: Within contemporary ethics, virtue ethics now seems to be permanently positioned as a major normative theory. Despite its popularity, however, it is often not very clear – even to virtue ethicists – what is included in the term. This article clarifies the territory by setting out some recent...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: admin
  • Virtue Ethics: An Introduction (2002)

    In this fresh evaluation of Western ethics, noted philosopher Richard Taylor argues that philosophy must return to the classical notion of virtue as the basis of ethics. To ancient Greek and Roman philosophers, ethics was chiefly the study of how individuals attain personal excellence, or "virtue...
    (Something interesting I found) Posted by: admin
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