Is Virtue Ethics Self-Effacing?
- Glen PettigroveAffiliated withDepartment of Philosophy, University of Auckland Email author
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Thomas Hurka, Simon Keller, and Julia Annas have recently argued that virtue ethics is self-effacing. I contend that these arguments are rooted in a mistaken understanding of the role that ideal agency and agent flourishing (should) play in virtue ethics. I then show how a virtue ethical theory can avoid the charge of self-effacement and why it is important that it do so.
KeywordsJustification Normative ethics Self-effacement Virtue ethics
- Is Virtue Ethics Self-Effacing?
The Journal of Ethics
Volume 15, Issue 3 , pp 191-207
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- Normative ethics
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- Glen Pettigrove (1)
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- 1. Department of Philosophy, University of Auckland, 18 Symonds Street, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, 1142, New Zealand