Before Virtue

Before Virtue

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Jonathan Sanford finds that despite the common origins of contemporary virtue ethics in Anscombe, the literature varies widely not just in its scope but in its basic commitments. What exactly is contemporary virtue ethics? In Before Virtue, Sanford develops strategies for describing contemporary virtue ethics accurately. He then assesses contemporary virtue approaches by the Anscombean dual standard which inspired them: the degree to which they avoid the pitfalls of modern moral philosophy and the extent to which they exemplify a successful recovery of an Aristotelian approach to ethics.... collecting data, collaborating with other specialists, and developing ever more precisea€”and so often obtuse to outsidersa€”terminology. ... Consider one relatively simple test of this that we will have occasion to revisit in more detail next chapter, the question of moral absolutes.25 If one thinks there is ... 42. Moral. Philosophy.

Title:Before Virtue
Author: Jonathan Sanford
Publisher:CUA Press - 2015-07-17

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