Virtue Ethics

Paperback | February 1, 1997

EditorRoger Crisp, Michael Slote

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The aim of this series is to bring together important recent writings in major areas of philosophical inquiry, selected from a variety of sources, mostly periodicals, which may not be conveniently available to the university student or the general reader. The editors of each volume contributean introductory essay on the items chosen and on the questions with which they deal. A selective bibliography is appended as a guide to further reading. This volume brings together much of the strongest and most influential work undertaken in the field of virtue ethics over the last four decades. The ethics of virtue predominated in the ancient world, and recent moral philosophy has seen a revival of interest in virtue ethics as a rival to Kantianand utilitarian approaches to morality. Divided into four sections, it includes articles critical of other traditions; early attempts to offer a positive vision of virtue ethics; some later criticisms of the revival of virtue ethics; and, finally, some recent, more theoretically ambitious essays invirtue ethics. This collection should appeal not only to students and others seeking a wider knowledge of contemporary developments in moral philosophy, but to professional philosophers as well.

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The aim of this series is to bring together important recent writings in major areas of philosophical inquiry, selected from a variety of sources, mostly periodicals, which may not be conveniently available to the university student or the general reader. The editors of each volume contributean introductory essay on the items chosen an...

Roger Crisp is Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy at St Annes College, Oxford. He edited How Should One Live? Essays on the Virtues (OUP, 1996), is an associate editor of Utilitas, and is currently working on a book on J. S. Mill's Utilitarianism. Michael Slote is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Maryland. He is the author of...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.67 inPublished:February 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Roger Crisp and Michael Slote: Introduction1. G. E. M. Anscombe: Modern Moral Philosophy2. Bernard Williams: Morality, the Peculiar Institution3. Michael Stocker: The Schizophrenia of Modern Ethical Theories4. Susan Wolf: Moral Saints5. Iris Murdoch: The Sovereignty of Good Over Other Concepts6. Alasdair MacIntyre: The Nature of the Virtues7. John McDowell: Virtue and Reason8. Philippa Foot: Virtues and Vices9. Jerome B. Schneewind: The Misfortunes of Virtue10. Robert B. Louden: On Some Vices of Virtue Ethics11. Rosalind Hursthouse: Virtue Theory and Abortion12. Michael Slote: Agent-Based Virtue Ethics13. Annette Baier: What Do Women Want in a Moral Theory?Notes on ContributorsBibliographyIndex of Names

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"For those interested in the contemporary and ongoing developments in moral philosophy, this is an indispensable volume of essays....this volume brings together in one convenient and valuable form, some of the most important and influential writings on the subject of virtue theory from the last few decades....this volume is an important asset for those interested in that movement."--Teaching Philosophy