Philippa Foot on Goodness and Virtue

  • John Hacker-Wright

Part of the Philosophers in Depth book series (PID)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. John Hacker-Wright
    Pages 1-23
  3. Jennifer A. Frey
    Pages 47-84
  4. Matthias Haase
    Pages 85-126
  5. Kristina Gehrman
    Pages 127-150
  6. Anselm W. Müller
    Pages 151-185
  7. Gavin Lawrence
    Pages 187-255
  8. Micah Lott
    Pages 257-275
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 309-317

About this book


This volume focuses on controversial issues that stem from Philippa Foot’s later writings on natural goodness which are at the center of contemporary discussions of virtue ethics. The chapters address questions about how Foot relates judgments of moral goodness to human nature, how Foot understands happiness, and addresses objections to her framework from the perspective of empirical biology.  The volume will be of value to any student or scholar with an interest in virtue ethics and analytic moral philosophy.


Morality Analytical philosophy Moral judgement Virtue ethics Goodness Moral reasoning

Editors and affiliations

  • John Hacker-Wright
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of GuelphGuelphCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-91255-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-91256-1
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