Topic: Virtue Ethics
This paper would go towards the bulk of the one chapter in the overall PhD thesis. The chapter looks to discuss
virtue ethics as a normative theory, it’s characteristics, and address objections to i) right action (assessment
and evaluation of moral actions) and ii) action guidance (what one ought to do in a situation).
includes: Liezl van Zyl, Julian Annas, Daniel Russell, The Cambridge Companion to Virtue Ethics, Chapter 8- Virtue Ethics
and Right Action; R.Das, Virtue Ethics and Right Action, 2003; Crisp & Slote, Virtue Ethics, 1997; R. Hursthouse,
On Virtue Ethics, 1999.
That my position would be a Neo-Aristotelian one – practical wisdom, doctrine of the
mean and all (more akin to Urmson).
Exploring the difference between Ethics & Morality. (See Bernard Williams, John Mcdowell, Julia Annas)
How Virtue Ethics fares as a normative theory, addressing the insufficiencies in moral philosophy. (Anscombe, Foot,
Nussbaum, Anthanssoulis). Including objections to it as a normative theory see Hurka 2003, Chapter 8, Against Virtue Ethics.