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Judgement, decision, and integrity

Van Hooft, Stan 2001, Judgement, decision, and integrity, Philosophical Explorations: an international journal for the philosophy of mind and action, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 135-149, doi: 10.1080/10002001058538712.

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Title Judgement, decision, and integrity
Author(s) Van Hooft, Stan
Journal name Philosophical Explorations: an international journal for the philosophy of mind and action
Volume number 4
Issue number 2
Start page 135
End page 149
Publisher Van Gorcum
Place of publication Assen, Netherlands
Publication date 2001-05
ISSN 1386-9795
1741-5918
Summary Although Aristotle did not mention it, integrity can be understood in an Aristotelian framework. Seeing it in these terms will show that it is an executive virtue which concerns the existential well being of an agent. This analysis is not offered as an exegesis of Aristotle's text, but as an attempt to use an Aristotelian framework to understand a virtue deemed important today. This account will have the benefit of solving some problems relating to motivational internalism and, as such, will contribute to that recent current of thought which has been highlighting the importance of virtue thinking in moral theory. I will distinguish moral judgement from decision and show that moral judgement is dependent upon virtue more strongly than it is upon impartial rationality. I will suggest that integrity is the virtue to which moral judgement gives expression and is the virtue which links judgement to decision so as to overcome akrasia.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/10002001058538712
Field of Research 220305 Ethical Theory
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30001159

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Social Inquiry
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