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Understanding virtue ethics

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posted on 2006-01-01, 00:00 authored by Stan Van HooftStan Van Hooft
After presenting a broad overview of the history of virtue ethics, this work explores virtues in the context of contemporary moral theory to analyse how many intractable moral dilemmas might be overcome by responsible, virtuous agents.

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Understanding movements in modern thought

Pagination

1 - 184

Publisher

Acumen

Place of publication

Chesham, England

ISBN-13

9781844650446

ISBN-10

1844650448

Language

eng

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Contents: 1. Distinguishing virtue ethics from the ethics of duty -- 2. Aristotle's ethics -- 3. A brief history of virtue from the Stoics to Levinas -- 4. Reconciling virtue and justice -- 5. Some important virtues -- 6. Virtues and applied ethics.

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A1 Books - authored - research

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