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  • Cosmetic Genetics and Virtue-Based Restraints on Autonomy (2010)

    By Laurence B. McCullough There are persistent tendencies in the bioethics literature to be imprecise about what “enhancement” means, to treat genetic enhancement as ethically sui generis . “Enhancement” in general means the improvement of human anatomy and therefore human appearance and of human physiology...
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  • Virtue in Argument (2010)

    By Andrew Aberdein Virtue theories have become influential in ethics and epistemology. This paper argues for a similar approach to argumentation. Several potential obstacles to virtue theories in general, and to this new application in particular, are considered and rejected. A first attempt is made...
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  • A Royal Road to Consequentialism? (2010)

    By Martin Peterson To consequentialise a moral theory means to account for moral phenomena usually described in nonconsequentialist terms, such as rights, duties, and virtues, in a consequentialist framework. This paper seeks to show that all moral theories can be consequentialised. The paper distinguishes...
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  • 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...
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  • Think Globally, Act Locally: Collective Consent and the Ethics of Knowledge Production (2010)

    Maui Hudson Ethical review is an integral part of the process of developing research and considering issues associated with the production of knowledge. It is part of a system that primarily legitimises western traditions of inquiry and reinforces western assumptions about knowledge and its benefit to...
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  • A Virtue Ethical Account of Making Decisions About Risk (2010)

    By Nafsika Athanassoulis and Allison Ross Most discussions of risk are developed in broadly consequentialist terms, focusing on the outcomes of risks as such. This paper will provide an alternative account of risk from a virtue ethical perspective, shifting the focus on the decision to take the risk...
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  • 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
  • A Saint of One's Own: Emmanuel Levinas, Eliezer ben Hyrcanus, and Eulalia of Mérida (2010)

    By Virginia Burrus Shame and sanctity are intimately related in ancient "lives" of Jewish sages and Christian ascetics. Infinitely other , saints (from Eliezer to Eulalia) are also infinitely seductive in the audacity of their willful abjection. Drawing desire beyond law, hagiography evokes...
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  • Patriotism as an Environmental Virtue (2010)

    By Philip Cafaro Define “patriotism” as love for one’s country and devotion to its well-being. This essay contends that patriotism thus defined is a virtue and that environmentalism is one of its most important manifestations. Patriotism, as devotion to particular places and people, can occur at various...
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  • A Theory of Virtue: Introductory Remarks (2010)

    By Robert Marrihew Adams What is virtue? A plausible first answer is that virtue is goodness of moral character. The theory of virtue proposed in my book, A Theory of Virtue (Adams 2006 ), belongs to the department of ethical theory that is concerned with the evaluation of character and traits of character...
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