Philosophia 41 (4):1049-1068 (2013)

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Court Lewis
Pellissippi State Community College
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In this essay, I continue Nicholas Wolterstorff’s work of developing a rights-based theory of ethics called eirenéism, which maintains the good life only occurs when justice—as a moral state of affairs where agents enjoy the goods to which they have a right—is achieved. As a result, justice is eirenē (the Greek word for peace). In the process of developing eirenéism I explain how eirenē differs from other conceptions of peace, and I offer several interpretive arguments for how best to understand eirenéism in relation to better-known competing ethical theories, like utilitarianism, virtue ethics, duty ethics, and care ethics
Keywords Eirenéism  Ethics  Eudaimonism  Care ethics  Kantian/Duty ethics  Peace  Utilitarianism
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