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Entry in the Internet Encyclopaedia of Philosophy.
The New Dialogue
Interesting site, concerned with the idea that there is a crisis in liberalism. Contents are structured as a Platonic dialogue, covering the works of such familiar figures as MacIntyre, Sandell and Taylor.
Aristotle's Virtue Ethics
Notes by Charles Ess.
Virtue Ethics in the Ancient World
Graduate seminar series organised by Cynthia Freeland at the University of Houston.
Review of The Virtues in Medical Practice
By Jonathan Imber, published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
What Should We Use for Human Spare Parts?
Article from Shoot the Messenger, an organisation that attempts to `engage and interpret popular culture'. Discusses the ethics of cloning from a number of perspectives, and is especially sympathetic to the treatment of MacIntyre.
Does Hume Have an Ethics of Virtue?
Article by Marcia L. Homiak presented at the 20th World Congress of Philosophy, which argues that Hume's ethics is best seen as a virtue ethics.
Rationality and Evaluative Frameworks
Thesis by Arto Laitinen, principally concerned with the claims by Alasdair MacIntyre and Charles Taylor on the nature of moral reasoning.
An approach in epistemology that applies the resources of virtue theory to problems in the theory of knowledge. From the Stanford Encyclopedia, by John Greco.
Virtue Ethics and Core Values
Essay by Jeffrey R. Tiel presented at JSCOPE 99, applying the discussion on virtue ethics to the needs of the US armed services, and arguing that an account of virtue needs to be supplemented by an account of core values.
Core Values: The Problems of Justification and Motivation
Article by Charles A. Pfaff presented at JSCOPE, an organisation concerned with the application of ethics to the military. Pfaff argues that the core values initiative casts insufficent light on practical problems, and that an account of character and virtue is needed.
Buddhist Virtue Ethics and the Oneness of Practice and Attainment
Critical review by KnutJohan Řen of Damien Keown's `The Nature of Buddhist Ethics'.
Virtue Ethics and Leadership
Essay by Charles Pfaff presented at JSCOPE 98, which argues that virtue ethics can cast light on issues of leadership that utilitarian and rule-based systems cannot.
The Exercise of Military Judgment
Essay by David Lutz presented at JSCOPE 97, analysing the development of the character of General Douglas MacArthur from the perspective of virtue ethics.
Doing Military Ethics with War Literature
Article by Robert Bonadonno presented at JSCOPE 99, arguing for the importance of lierary narrative in forming a practical appreciation of military virtue.
The Foundation of Ethics
A short essay by Karl Jahn on the natural and rational basis of ethics, emphasising the importance of the virtues and vices.
Ethics and Virtue
Short article discussing the relationship of ethics and virtue in decision making. Appears at the Ethics Connection, a centre at Santa Clara University.
Ethics Updates: Anti-Theory
A short survey on the views of philosophers who are skeptical of theorising in ethics.
Literature on Aristotle and Virtue Ethics
Discussion forum, lectures, and links to texts on Aristotle's ethical theories, and a survey of its influence on modern virtue theory.
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