Contemporary Virtue-Ethical Accounts of Right Action

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dc.contributor.advisor Pettigrove, G en
dc.contributor.advisor Swanton, C en
dc.contributor.advisor Hursthouse, R en
dc.contributor.author Smith, Nicholas en
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-07T00:39:58Z en
dc.date.issued 2014 en
dc.identifier.citation 2014 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/23963 en
dc.description.abstract A longstanding objection to contemporary virtue ethics is that it cannot adequately account for the rightness of action. Promising to silence this objection, a variety of accounts of right action have been developed and defended by virtue ethicists in recent years. This thesis examines both the nature of virtue ethics and the adequacy of virtue-ethical accounts of right action. Focusing on the three most prominent virtue-ethical accounts of right action – Michael Slote’s agent-based account, Rosalind Hursthouse’s qualified-agent account, and Christine Swanton’s target-centered account – it argues that a modified version of the targetcentered account is most plausible. en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof PhD Thesis - University of Auckland en
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dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/nz/ en
dc.title Contemporary Virtue-Ethical Accounts of Right Action en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.name PhD en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The Author en
pubs.elements-id 471879 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-01-07 en


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