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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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Normative Virtue Ethics

Normative Virtue Ethics

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(p.19) 2 Normative Virtue Ethics
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How Should One Live?
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Rosalind Hursthouse (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198752342.003.0002

Shows that virtue ethics can specify right action and defends the view that the sort of practical guidance it provides accommodates several conditions of adequacy that any normative ethics should meet. It is argued that (1) it generates an account of moral education, (2) it incorporates the view that moral wisdom cannot simply be acquired from textbooks, and (3) it can resolve resolvable dilemmas or moral conflicts but is not committed in advance to there being no such things as irresolvable dilemmas.

Keywords:   moral dilemmas, normative ethics, right action, virtue, virtue ethics, wisdom

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