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    Modern Views on Virtue Ethics
    with Carmen Dobre, G. E. M. Anscombe, Jeremy Bentham, Aristotle , Daniel Russell, Alasdair MacIntyre, and John and Mendus Susan Horton
    Sofia Philosophical Review 14 (1): 72-86. 2021.
    Abstract: This paper analyzes some influential ideas in virtue ethics. Alasdair MacIntyre, in his work After Virtue, and Elizabeth Anscombe, in his controversial essay “Modern Moral Philosophy”, brought fresh ideas into moral philosophy of their time changing views on contemporary morality. They strongly influenced moral philosophers who then followed their ideas. The two philosophers criticized contemporary moral philosophies such as emotivism, utilitarianism, deontology. Elizabeth Anscom…Read more
  • 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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    Plato on the Emotions
    Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume 58 81-96. 1984.
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    Intention
    Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 46 83-. 2000.
    When I first read Intention as a student it seemed misnamed, since, I thought, it gave an account of intentional action all right, but left me still wondering what an intention was. It was only with years of rereading that I came to see that one beauty of the account was that it eliminated the need to ask.
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    Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society, Supplementary Volumes( 58 55-96. 1984.
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    Doctor‐assisted suicide: a commentary on Lesser
    Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 16 (2): 335-336. 2010.
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    Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics1: Rosalind Hursthouse
    Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 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 ethics and the emotions
    In Daniel Statman (ed.), Virtue Ethics, Georgetown University Press. pp. 99--117. 1997.
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    Arational Actions
    Journal of Philosophy 88 (2): 57-68. 1991.
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    Menschliche Natur und aristotelische Tugendethik
    In Martin Hähnel & Markus Rothhaar (eds.), Normativität des Lebens - Normativität der Vernunft?, De Gruyter. pp. 13-36. 2015.
  • Harris, J., "The Value of Life" (review)
    Mind 95 (n/a): 533. 1986.
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    Xi&mdashpractical wisdom: A mundane account
    Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 106 (3): 283-307. 2006.
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    Mind 95 (380): 533-535. 1986.
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    Virtues and Reasons: Philippa Foot and Moral Theory
    with Gavin Lawrence and Warren Quinn
    Philosophical Quarterly 48 (192): 385-387. 1998.
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    Virtues and Reasons: Philippa Foot and Moral Theory: Essays in Honour of Philippa Foot (edited book)
    with Gavin Lawrence and Warren Quinn
    Oxford University Press. 1995.
    Philippa Foot is one of the most original and widely respected philosophers of our time; her work has exerted a lasting influence on the development of moral philosophy. In tribute to her, twelve leading philosophers from both sides of the Atlantic have contributed essays exploring the various topics in moral philosophy to which she has made a distinctive contribution--virtue ethics, naturalism, non-cognitivism, relativism, categorical requirements, and the role of rationality in morality.
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    Practical wisdom: A mundane account
    Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 106 (3). 2006.
    The prevailing accounts of Aristotle's view of practical wisdom pay little attention to all the intellectual capacities discussed in Nicomachean Ethics Book 6. They also contrast the phronimos with the wicked, the continent or the incontinent, rather than with those who have 'natural virtue' (innate or habituated), and thereby they neglect the importance of experience, through which those capacities are acquired. When we consider them, we can see what sort of experience is needed and hence what …Read more
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    IV—A False Doctrine of the Mean
    Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 81 (1): 57-72. 1981.
    Aristotle says that ethike arete, excellence of character, is a disposition in virtue of which we are well disposed in respect of feelings (pathe'). Feelings are said to be such things as appetites, emotions such as anger and fear, and, in general, all conditions that are attended by pleasure or pain. (II 05bI 9ff) Taken in isolation, this might sound as though Aristotle makes excellence of character a merely inner matter, but this is not so. Most feelings involve a desire to perform certain act…Read more
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    This introductory textbook is ideally suited to newcomers to philosophy and ethical problems. Rosalind Hursthouse carefully introduces the three standard approaches in current ethical theory: utilitarianism, rights, and virtue ethics. She links each chapter to readings from key exponents such as Peter Singer and Mary Midgley and asks students to think critically about these readings for themselves. Key features include clear activities and activities, chapter summaries and guides to further read…Read more
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    Applying virtue ethics
    In Rosalind Hursthouse, Gavin Lawrence & Warren Quinn (eds.), Virtues and Reasons, Clarendon Press. pp. 57--75. 1995.