This book provides a complete course in virtue ethics, a topic which has inspired one of the most interesting contemporary debates in ethical history. It comprises an introduction to virtue ethics by the editor and a collection of the most important essays that have been published on the topic in the last decade, including two original contributions by Rosalind Hursthouse and Michael Stocker. The essays encompass a wide range of aspects: the differences between virtue ethics and traditional duty ethics; present arguements for and against virtue ethics; the practical implications of virtue ethics; the Aristotelian and Kantian attitudes to virtue ethics. Contains a clear, systematic introduction to the topic which facilitates deeper study and understanding Comprehensive survey of all aspects of the contemporary debate Ideal as student textbook for those entering the discussion and judging the extent of the threat to duty ethics by virtue ethics.
For Ages: 22+ years old
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st August 1997
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.48