Denise Scammon is looking for the answers. She describes her thoughts on virtue ethics in this recent post and there are apparently ten more before it, explaining previous stages in her search. She’s obviously smart. The work is disjointed but she’s developing a pattern for her ideas and it takes a bit. We’re looking at someone not afraid to put her thinking down and let other see how far she has gotten. It’s nice work, give it a look!
“Ethics: Where are you? part 11″
Both deontological theories and utilitarian theories contribute to virtue ethics because “virtue ethics and theories of right action complement each other” but “virtue ethics emphasizes right being over right action” (Boss, 2008, p. 400). Kant explains “the importance of good will” in his Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals (p. 405). Mill believed that reflection and cultivation of a “benevolent disposition” led to virtue (p. 405). The main po … Read More