Virtue and Reason

The Monist 62 (3):331-350 (1979)
  Copy   BIBTEX


1. Presumably the point of, say, inculcating a moral outlook lies in a concern with how people live. It may seem that the very idea of a moral outlook makes room for, and requires, the existence of moral theory, conceived as a discipline which seeks to formulate acceptable principles of conduct. It is then natural to think of ethics as a branch of philosophy related to moral theory, so conceived, rather as the philosophy of science is related to science. On this view, the primary topic of ethics is the concept of right conduct, and the nature and justification of principles of behaviour. If there is a place for an interest in the concept of virtue, it is a secondary place. Virtue is a disposition to behave rightly; the nature of virtue is explained, as it were, from the outside in.



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 89,528

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Two Sides of 'Silencing'.Jeffrey Seidman - 2005 - Philosophical Quarterly 55 (218):68 - 77.
Voluntarist reasons and the sources of normativity.Ruth Chang - 2009 - In David Sobel & Steven Wall (eds.), Reasons for Action. Cambridge University Press. pp. 243-71.
Virtue Ethics: A Misleading Category?Martha C. Nussbaum - 1999 - The Journal of Ethics 3 (3):163-201.
Aristotle and the environment.Susanne E. Foster - 2002 - Environmental Ethics 24 (4):409-428.
Epistemic situationism: An Extended Prolepsis.Mark Alfano - 2017 - In Mark Alfano & Abrol Fairweather (eds.), Epistemic Situationism. Oxford University Press.
Whitehead, confucius, and the aesthetics of virtue.Nicholas F. Gier - 2004 - Asian Philosophy 14 (2):171 – 190.
Virtue and Luck, Epistemic and Otherwise.John Greco - 2003 - Metaphilosophy 34 (3):353-366.
Virtue ethics is self-effacing.Simon Keller - 2007 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 85 (2):221 – 231.
Reason and emotion.John Macmurray - 1935 - London,: D. Appleton-Century company.
Virtue and practical deliberation.Valerie Tiberius - 2002 - Philosophical Studies 111 (2):147-172.
Examining Loyalty: The Folk & The Philosopher.John D. Baldari - 2012 - Dissertation, University of Nevada, Reno


Added to PP

2,130 (#3,537)

6 months
95 (#37,156)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

Citations of this work

Artificial Intelligence, Values, and Alignment.Iason Gabriel - 2020 - Minds and Machines 30 (3):411-437.
Émotions et Valeurs.Christine Tappolet - 2000 - Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.
The ontology of epistemic reasons.John Turri - 2009 - Noûs 43 (3):490-512.
Moral Perception and Particularity.Lawrence A. Blum - 1994 - New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press.

View all 506 citations / Add more citations

References found in this work

No references found.

Add more references