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Virtue Ethics: A Pluralistic View

Christine Swanton


This book offers a comprehensive virtue ethics that breaks from the tradition of eudaimonistic virtue ethics. In developing a pluralistic view, it shows how different ’modes of moral response’ such as love, respect, appreciation, and creativity are all central to the virtuous response and thereby to ethics. It offers virtue ethical accounts of the good life, objectivity, rightness, demandingness, and moral epistemology.

Keywords: Aristotle, character, Nietzsche, non‐eudaimonistic virtue ethics, virtue, virtue ethics

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Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199253883
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199253889.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christine Swanton, author
Department of Philosophy, University of Auckland
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