Cognitive Enhancement, Virtue Ethics and the Good Fröding – Hursthouse’s Virtue Ethics and Abortion: Abortion Ethics Without Metaphysics?. It is motivated by Hursthouse’s puzzling claim in her widely anthologized paper “ Virtue Ethics and Abortion” that fetal moral status and (by. Oxford University Press USA publishes scholarly works in all academic disciplines, bibles, music, children’s books, business books, dictionaries, reference.

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AristotleElizabeth AnscombePhilippa Foot. A Study in Moral and Legal Philosophy. Though she had written a substantial amount previously, Hursthouse entered the international philosophical scene for the first time in —91, with three articles:. Science Logic and Mathematics. Hursthouse has also emphasised the practical nature of virtue ethics in her books Beginning Lives and Ethics, Humans, and Other Animals.

Philosophy and Public Affairs 20 3: Added to PP index Total downloads 2, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 41 9, of 2, Tneory can I increase my downloads? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Thomas Douglas – – Neuroethics 7 1: It also expands her formulation of right action in terms of what a virtuous person would characteristically do.

Hursthouse’s article “Virtue Theory and Abortion” argues that whereas most discussions of abortion focus on the issue of who has rights to make decisions regarding the foetus, a decision made within one’s rights could still be callous or cowardly, meaning that it would be ethically problematic and potentially devastating for the person making it, whatever the status of the foetus and the reproductive rights of women.

In the snd half I aim particularly to secure an understanding that will reveal hursthouze many of these criticisms are simply misplaced, and to articulate what I take to be the major criticism of virtue theory. Request removal from index. Virtue ethics Philosophy of mind. Richard Schoenig – – Philosophy in the Contemporary World 5 1: Rosalind Hursthouse, 17 at the time, knew immediately that she wanted to study philosophy, too, and enrolled the next year.


Abortion and Virtue Ethics. With recognition has come criticism, of varying quality. Retrieved 19 February Chris Meyers – – Prometheus Books. In this article I shall discuss nine separate criticisms that I have frequently encountered, most of which seem to me to betray an inadequate grasp either of the structure of virtue theory or of what would be involved in thinking about a real moral issue in its terms.

In the second half I aim to deepen that understanding and highlight the issues raised by the criticisms by illustrating what the theory looks like when it is applied to a particular issue, in this case, abortion. Virtue Theory and Abortionin which Hursthouse outlined the structure of a new version of Aristotelian virtue ethicsdefended it against possible objections, and applied it to the issue of abortion.

Retrieved 24 April Mathew Lu – – In Stephen Napier ed. Her aunt Mary studied philosophy and when her father asked her what that was all about, vittue could not understand her answer.

Rosalind Hursthouse

The Role of Welfare in Eudaimonism. Views Read Edit View history. Rosalind Hursthouse University of Auckland. Rosalind Hursthouse – – In Rebecca L.

Sign in to use this feature. Retrieved 18 September A Rational Approach to the Abortion Debate. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. She was head of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Auckland from to Mary Rosalind Hursthouse born 10 November is a British-born New Zealand moral philosopher noted for her work on virtue ethics. Tove Pettersen – – Hypatia 27 2: After Hume’s Justicewhich offered an account of social justice in mainly Aristotelian and Wittgensteinian terms, and which, though Hursthouse did not seek to justify prevailing liberal democratic institutionsdemonstrated that a modern practical philosophy conceptually centred upon virtue in its distinct sense when applied to human beings and our communities, can accommodate certain human or individual rights.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. As adn pioneering work in neo-Aristotelian practical philosophy, Hursthouse demonstrates the emphasis within virtue ethics, as a revitalised tradition in Western Philosophy, upon the realities of situated agents and their lives as wholes including the consequences of their actionshursthuse the salient capacities and considerations involved in truly acting well, or as well as is objectively possible, within whatever situation an agent may actually find herself in.


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Hursthouse’s most substantial contribution to modern virtue ethics is her book On Virtue Ethicswhich explores hursthokse structure as a distinctive action-guiding theory, the relationship between virtue, the emotions and moral motivation, and the place of the virtues within an overall account of human flourishing. This article has no associated hursthoude. Hursthouse, who was mentored by Elizabeth Anscombe and Philippa Footis best known as a virtue ethicist. From Ethics to Politics. Hursthouse’s Virtue Ethics and Abortion: Retrieved from ” https: Vjrtue Society of New Zealand.

I reject this criticism, but do not claim that it is necessarily misplaced. Hursthouse turns her philosophical attention, and ours, to the kinds of reasons actually sought for and given by human beings in the explanation of human behaviour: Sign in Create aortion account.

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Uses editors parameter link. The sort of ethical theory derived from Aristotle, variously described as virtue ethics, virtue-based ethics, or neo-Aristotelianism, is becoming better known, and is now quite widely recognized as at least a possible rival to deontological and utilitarian theories.