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dc.contributor.authorvan Zyl, Liezlen_NZ
dc.contributor.editorHalbig, Cen_NZ
dc.contributor.editorTimmermann, FUen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2023-11-15T23:17:41Z
dc.date.available2023-11-15T23:17:41Z
dc.date.issued2020en_NZ
dc.identifier.isbn978-3-658-24467-5en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/16147
dc.description.abstractIn this chapter I consider two questions about action evaluation: (1) Is it the central task of normative ethics to concern itself with action evaluation?, and (2) When it does concern itself with action evaluation, should its focus be on developing an account of right and wrong action, as opposed to, say, good and bad (or virtuous and vicious) action? I argue that for virtue ethicists, the task of providing an account of right action is not of central importance, and that the strength of virtue ethics lies in the fact that it allows us to evaluate actions in terms of a rich aretaic vocabulary. In the second half of the chapter I propose a “relaxed” virtue-ethical account of right action, which denies that rightness is a particular quality shared by all actions appropriately referred to as “right,” and acknowledges that the meaning of “right action” differs from one context to another.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSpringeren_NZ
dc.rightsThis is an author’s accepted version of a chapter published in the book: Handbuch Tugend und Tugendethik. © 2020 Springer.
dc.subjectvirtue ethicsen_NZ
dc.subjectright actionen_NZ
dc.subjectvirtuous actionen_NZ
dc.titleVirtuous and right action: A relaxed viewen_NZ
dc.typeChapter in Book
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-658-24467-5_7-1en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfHandbuch Tugend und Tugendethiken_NZ
pubs.elements-id259424
pubs.place-of-publicationWiesbadenen_NZ
pubs.publication-statusPublished onlineen_NZ
pubs.publisher-urlhttps://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007%2F978-3-658-24467-5_7-1en_NZ


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