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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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Natural and Artificial Virtues

Natural and Artificial Virtues

A Vindication of Hume's Scheme

(p.131) 8 Natural and Artificial Virtues
How Should One Live?

David Wiggins

Oxford University Press

Hume's distinction of natural virtues and artificial virtues grows out of his explanatory scheme. But the distinction seems well founded and shows a puzzle in Aristotle's account of the virtues. Hume's account of the artificial virtues is in outline convincing and has the effect of qualifying his title to be a straightforward ‘virtue theorist’.

Keywords:   Aristotle, artificial virtue, Hume, natural virtue, virtue, virtue ethics

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