Browsing by Subject "virtue ethics"

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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 ...
  • Can virtuous people emerge from tragic dilemmas having acted well?

    van Zyl, Liezl (Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2007)
    A tragic dilemma is thought to arise when an agent, through no fault of her own, finds herself in a situation where she must choose between two courses of action, both of which it would be wrong to undertake. I focus on ...
  • Epistemic particularism

    Legg, Catherine (2011)
    In the last few decades virtue ethicists have profoundly reassessed the goals and theories of mainstream ethics. The traditional focus on whether individual acts are right or wrong has been at least supplemented by discussion ...
  • In defence of agent-based virtue ethics

    van Zyl, Liezl (Routledge, 2005)
    In 'Against Agent-Based Virtue Ethics' (2004) Michael Brady rejects agent-based virtue ethics on the grounds that it fails to capture the commonsense distinction between an agent's doing the right thing, and her doing it ...
  • Motive and right action

    van Zyl, Liezl (Springer, 2010)
    Some philosophers believe that a change in motive alone is sometimes sufficient to bring about a change in the deontic status (rightness or wrongness) of an action. I refer to this position as ‘weak motivism’, and distinguish ...
  • Virtue Ethics and Corporate Governance

    Grant, Patricia Louise (University of Waikato, 2013)
    The purpose of this interpretative phenomenological study was to explore directors’ lived experience of ethics in their task of corporate governance so as to capture some of the multiple facets of this phenomenon: specifically ...