Virtue Ethics

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320 pp., 6 x 9
ISBN: 9780878402212 (0878402217)

August 1997
LC: 97-13008
Sales Rights: Only for sale in U.S. and Canada



Virtue Ethics
A Critical Reader
Daniel Statman, Editor

This book offers a clear and systematic introduction to virtue ethics, a topic which has inspired one of the most interesting contemporary debates in ethical theory—the question of whether virtues can replace duties as the primary notion in ethical theory.

The volume comprises an introduction to virtue ethics by Daniel Statman and a collection of the most important essays published on the topic in the last decade. The essays encompass a wide range of aspects: the difference between virtue ethics and traditional duty ethics; arguments for and against virtue ethics; the practical implications of virtue ethics; and Aristotelian and Kantian attitudes towards virtue ethics.

Daniel Statman is a lecturer in philosophy at Bar-llan University, Israel, and author of Moral Dilemmas, Religion, and Morality.