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Virtue Ethics and right action
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication.
2010 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper evaluates some arguments made against the conceptions of right action within virtue ethics. I argue that the different accounts of right action can meet the objections raised against them. Michael Slote‘s agent-based and Rosalind Hursthouses agent-focused account of right action give different judgments of right action but there seems to be a lack of real disagreement between the two accounts. I also argue that the concept of right action often has two important parts, relating to action guidance and moral appraisal, respectively, and that virtue ethics can deal with both without a concept of right action.

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2010. , 25 p.
Keyword [en]
Virtue, Right action, phronesis, agent-based, agent-focused, action guidance, moral appraisal
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-54309ISRN: LIU-IKK/PF-G-10-003--SEOAI: diva2:302667
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Practical Philosophy
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2010-03-15 Created: 2010-03-09 Last updated: 2011-12-13Bibliographically approved

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