• Environmental Virtue Ethics
    In Rebecca L. Walker & Philip J. Ivanhoe (eds.), Working Virtue: Virtue Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems, Oxford University Press. 2007.
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    The Grammar of Goodness in Foot’s Ethical Naturalism
    In Micah Lott (ed.), Philippa Foot on Goodness and Virtue, Palgrave-macmillan. pp. 25-46. 2018.
    This essay treats the development of Foot’s efforts to produce a naturalistic theory of moral judgement from her early “Moral Beliefs” to her 2001 book Natural Goodness. Although she consistently attempts to isolate and defend a notion of goodness that is grounded in goodness in living things, she is not attempting to get ethics out of biology, especially not evolutionary biology: “species/life-form” in her and Thompson is the everyday concept not the specialised evolutionary theory one. She is …Read more
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    Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics
    Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures 20 35-53. 1986.
    Our understanding of the moral philosophy of Aristotle is hampered by a number of modern assumptions we make about the subject. For a start, we are accustomed to thinking about ethics or moral philosophy as being concerned with theoretical questions about actions—what makes an action right or wrong? Modern moral philosophy gives two different sorts of answers to this question. One is in terms of a substantial ethical theory—what makes an action right or wrong is whether it promotes the greatest …Read more
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    Virtue Theory and Abortion
    In Roger Crisp & Michael Slote (eds.), Virtue Ethics, Oxford University Press. 1997.
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    Virtue ethics
    Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. 2009.
    Virtue ethics is currently one of three major approaches in normative ethics. We begin by discussing two concepts that are central to all forms of virtue ethics, namely, virtue and practical wisdom. Then we note some of the features that distinguish different virtue ethical theories from one another before turning to objections that have been raised against virtue ethics and responses offered on its behalf. We conclude with a look at some of the directions in which future research might develo…Read more
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    Excessivness and Our Natural Development
    Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 171-196. 2012.
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    Rosalind Hursthouse
    In Nigel Warburton (ed.), Philosophy: The Basic Readings, Routledge. pp. 110. 1999.
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    Environmental virtue ethics
    In Rebecca L. Walker & Philip J. Ivanhoe (eds.), Environmental Ethics, Oxford University Press. pp. 155--172. 2007.
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    Are virtues the proper starting point for morality?
    In James Lawrence Dreier (ed.), Contemporary Debates in Moral Theory, Blackwell. pp. 99--112. 2006.
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    Virtue theory and abortion
    Philosophy and Public Affairs 20 (3): 223-246. 1991.
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    Hume on Justice
    In Charles R. Pigden (ed.), Hume on Motivation and Virtue, Palgrave-macmillan. pp. 264. 2010.
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    In "the principles of mathematics" russell accepts (a) that word meaning (e.G., That 'fido' means fido) is irrelevant to logic and (b) that such sentences as 'all men are mortal' do not express quantified propositions but are about things (in this case, The class of men). If we note these confusions, And also that (b), Though not (a) has been abandoned by 'on denoting', We see what denoting is and how russell relates to frege on sinn and bedautung
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    Plato on Commensurability and Desire
    Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 58 (1). 1984.
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    Virtue Ethics and the Treatment of Animals
    In Tom L. Beauchamp & R. G. Frey (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Animal Ethics, Oxford University Press. 2011.
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    Arational actions
    Journal of Philosophy 88 (2): 57-68. 1991.
    According to the standard account of actions and their explanations, intentional actions are actions done because the agent has a certain desire/belief pair that explains the action by rationalizing it. Any explanation of intentional action in terms of an appetite or occurrent emotion is hence assumed to be elliptical, implicitly appealing to some appropriate belief. In this paper, I challenge this assumption with respect to the " arational " actions of my title---a significant subset of the set…Read more
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    Skepticism and Cognitivism
    with Oliver A. Johnson
    Philosophical Quarterly 30 (120): 260. 1980.
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    Moral habituation
    Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 6 201-19. 1988.
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    Fallacies and moral dilemmas
    Argumentation 9 (4): 617-632. 1995.
    The continuing debate between utilitarians and deontologists often takes the form of disagreement over how particular moral dilemmas are to be resolved, but protagonists on both sides tend to overlook the possibility of resolving a dilemma “with remainder”, such as regret. The importance of “remainder” is also overlooked by critics of some “absolutist” ways of resolving or slipping between the horns of certain moral dilemmas. Moreover, deontologists, if not utilitarians, can be criticised for ov…Read more
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    Beginning Lives
    Noûs 26 (1): 134-137. 1992.
    In this text book Rosalind Hursthouse examines the complex questions surrounding the morality of abortion. Beginning by discussing the moral status of the foetus, she outlines and criticizes the main philosophical liberal positions on abortion, discussing alsl their bearing on the related issues of ifanticide, foetal research, surrogacy, murder and our treatment of animals. In place of the currently prevailing positions, the author offers a novel approach to these issues based on the recently re…Read more
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    Xi *—practical wisdom: A mundane account
    Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society (Paperback) 106 (3): 283-307. 2006.