Modern views on virtue ethics

HideShow resource information
View mindmap
  • Modern views on Virtue Ethics
    • Elizabeth Anscombe 1919-2001
      • Believes all other theories are unable to provide moral guidelines.
      • All others rely on punishment or reward and a divine law-giver.
      • Morality requires the return of the ideals eudaimonia as outlined by Aristotle.
    • Rosalind Hursthouse 1943-
      • V. E. doesn't explain how a person should act, instead how a virtuous person would think about the moral dilemma.
      • Virtues assist our personal reasoning, enabling us to better ourselves.
      • We therefore respond to moral dilemmas in a totally virtuous way.
      • If we use virtues, our reasoning will make us be virtuous people.
  • Philippa Foot 1920-
    • Modern views on Virtue Ethics
      • Elizabeth Anscombe 1919-2001
        • Believes all other theories are unable to provide moral guidelines.
        • All others rely on punishment or reward and a divine law-giver.
        • Morality requires the return of the ideals eudaimonia as outlined by Aristotle.
      • Rosalind Hursthouse 1943-
        • V. E. doesn't explain how a person should act, instead how a virtuous person would think about the moral dilemma.
        • Virtues assist our personal reasoning, enabling us to better ourselves.
        • We therefore respond to moral dilemmas in a totally virtuous way.
        • If we use virtues, our reasoning will make us be virtuous people.
  • Richard Taylor 1919-2003
    • Thought religion doesn't allow flourishing and achieving personal eudaimonia.
    • Said religion emphasises 'self-negating' equality and therefore doesn't push people to become greater and better individuals.
    • V. E. is good to him as it encourages personal development, unlike religion.
  • Michael Slote 1941-
    • He corrects the use of 'good' and 'bad' in V. E.
    • Thinks the words 'admirable' and 'deplorable' should be used instead.
    • So now the right actin to pursue would be defined as 'to do the admirable and to avoid the deplorable.
  • Attempts to update V.E. whilst sticking to the roots set by Aristotle.
  • Virtues enable us to flourish and we should be compassionate to swerve away from our inclination of self-interest.
  • Virtues can lead to happiness, they do not guarantee it.

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Ethics resources:

See all Ethics resources »See all Virtue ethics resources »