Qualified-agent virtue ethics
Van Zyl, L. (2011). Qualified-agent virtue ethics. South African Journal of Philosophy, 30(2), 219-228.
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Qualified-agent virtue ethics provides an account of right action in terms of the virtuous agent. It has become one of the most popular, but also most frequently criticized versions of virtue ethics. Many of the objections rest on the mistaken assumption that proponents of qualified-agent virtue ethics share the same view when it comes to fundamental questions about the meaning of the term ‘right action’ and the function of an account of right action. My aim in this paper is not to defend qualified-agent virtue ethics but to correct this misunderstanding, and this will hopefully leave us in a better position to evaluate it.
Philosophical Society of Southern Africa (PSSA)