Varieties of Ethics of Virtue


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This paper distinguishes and evaluates six types of ethics of virtue, taking the mark of an ethics of virtue to be the denial that it is a necessary condition of perfectly moral personhood that one be governed by a sense of what one morally ought to do. Appealing to Charles Taylor's notion of strong evaluation, I argue that all such ethics of virtue are inadequate because they fail to leave room for a distinction between valuing and desiring.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-53
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Philosophical Quarterly
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1985


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