Browsing by Author "van Zyl, Liezl"

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  • Accidental rightness

    van Zyl, Liezl (Springer Netherlands, 2009)
    In this paper I argue that the disagreement between modern moral philosophers and (some) virtue ethicists about whether motive affects rightness is a result of conceptual disagreement, and that when they develop a theory ...
  • Agent-based virtue ethics and the problem of action guidance

    van Zyl, Liezl (Brill, 2009)
    Agent-based accounts of virtue ethics, such as the one provided by Michael Slote, base the rightness of action in the motive from which it proceeds. A frequent objection to agent-basing is that it does not allow us to draw ...
  • Beyond altruism: A case for compensated surrogate motherhood

    Walker, Ruth; van Zyl, Liezl (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017)
    Commercial surrogacy is prohibited in many countries, and there are a number of convincing reasons why it should remain so. We accept the reasons, but argue that fairness requires that surrogates be compensated for their ...
  • Beyond altruistic and commercial contract motherhood: The professional model

    van Zyl, Liezl; Walker, Ruth (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012)
    It has become common to distinguish between altruistic and commercial contract motherhood (or 'surrogacy'). Altruistic arrangements are based on the 'gift relationship': a woman is motivated by altruism to have a baby for ...
  • Book notes: New waves in ethics

    van Zyl, Liezl (Taylor & Francis, 2012)
    This article reviews the book: “New Waves in Ethics “ edited by Thom Brooks.

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  • Morality, art, and moral education in the philosophy of Iris Murdoch

    Keyhani, Donya (The University of Waikato, 2018)
    In this research, the main focus is the educational role of art in the individual’s moral life. I begin by offering an account of Murdoch’s moral theory and discuss the concepts central to this theory. I argue that Murdoch’s ...