Understanding virtue ethics

Van Hooft, Stan 2006, Understanding virtue ethics, Acumen, Chesham, England.

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Title Understanding virtue ethics
Author(s) Van Hooft, Stan
Publication date 2006
Series Understanding movements in modern thought
Total pages v, 184 p.
Publisher Acumen
Place of Publication Chesham, England
Summary 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.

Notes 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.
ISBN 1844650448
Language eng
Field of Research 220305 Ethical Theory
Socio Economic Objective 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
HERDC Research category A1 Books - authored - research
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30000429

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