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How Should One Live?Essays on the Virtues$
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Roger Crisp

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198752349

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198752342.001.0001

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Feminism, Moral Development, and the Virtues

Feminism, Moral Development, and the Virtues

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(p.211) 13 Feminism, Moral Development, and the Virtues
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How Should One Live?
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Susan Moller Okin

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198752342.003.0013

Focuses on the virtue ethics of Aristotle and of MacIntyre, and suggests three problems within virtue ethics for a feminist. Firstly, accounts of the virtues in themselves may not meet an expectation of equal concern and respect. Secondly, it may be assumed that women are incapable of truly ‘human’ virtue. Finally, there are problems with the claim that there is in virtue ethics something especially feminine.

Keywords:   Aristotle, feminism, feminist ethics, MacIntyre, virtue, virtue ethics

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