Virtue Ethics

Synopsis

This volume brings together much of the 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 Kantian and utilitarian approaches to morality. Divided into four sections, the collection 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 in virtue ethics.

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Michael Stocker
  • Susan Wolf
  • Philippa Foot
  • Robert B. Louden
  • Rosalind Hursthouse
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Oxford
Publication year:
  • 1997
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