Virtue Ethics

Virtue ethics is back. In 1981 MacIntyre’s After Virtue, at least in some people’s estimations, changed the landscape of moral philosophy permanently. Even before that in the fifties and sixties there was a resurgence. Tom Wright’s Virtue Reborn shows that this interest is not just found in the secular realm.

Yet on the other hand, it seems strange to say “it turns out the Greeks had it right all along” for if they had we might wonder why their theories ever fell from favour…

Below is a summary of some strengths/weaknesses/evaluating concerning the different formulations of virtue ethics – I hope it’s helpful (click on the image to download the file).

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