Virtue Ethics and right action
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
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.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. , 25 p.
Virtue, Right action, phronesis, agent-based, agent-focused, action guidance, moral appraisal
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-54309ISRN: LIU-IKK/PF-G-10-003--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-54309DiVA: diva2:302667
Subject / course
Björnsson, Gunnar, Universitetslektor
Stjernberg, Fredrik, Universitetslektior