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Hursthouse’s Virtue Ethics and Abortion: Her aunt Mary studied philosophy and when her father asked her what that was all about, he could not understand her answer. A Rational Approach to the Abortion Debate. Hursthouse is currently a professor of philosophy at the University of Auckland.

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As a pioneering work in neo-Aristotelian practical philosophy, Hursthouse demonstrates the emphasis within virtue ethics, as a revitalised tradition in Western Philosophy, upon the realities of situated agents and their lives as wholes including the consequences of their actionsand the salient capacities and considerations involved in truly acting well, or as well as is objectively possible, within whatever situation an agent may actually find herself in. Virtue Theory and Abortionin which Hursthouse outlined the structure of a new version of Aristotelian virtue ethicsdefended it against possible objections, and applied it to the issue of abortion.

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Our practice as specifically human agents would naturally have to change through collective action if our institutions and their agents and of course, given the primacy of ethics in Aristotle: Abortion and Virtue Ethics. In the first half I aim particularly to secure an understanding that will reveal that many of these criticisms are simply misplaced, and to articulate what I take to be the major criticism of virtue theory.

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Rosalind Hursthouse – – In Rebecca L. The sort of ethical theory derived from Aristotle, variously described as virtue ethics, virtue-based ethics, or neo-Aristotelianism, is becoming better known, hufsthouse is now quite widely recognized as at least a possible rival to deontological and utilitarian theories. Hursthouse turns her philosophical attention, and ours, to the kinds of reasons actually sought for and given by human beings in the explanation of human behaviour: Pages containing links to subscription-only content CS1 maint: This page was last edited on 25 December hursthoues, at Views Read Edit View history.

Though she had written a substantial amount previously, Hursthouse entered the international philosophical scene for the first time in —91, with three articles:.

Altruism, Feminism, and Mature Care. Philosophy and Public Affairs 20 3: Retrieved 19 February Theoryy has also emphasised the practical nature of virtue ethics in her books Beginning Lives and Ethics, Humans, and Other Animals. Virtue ethics Philosophy of mind. In this article I shall discuss nine separate criticisms that I have frequently encountered, most of which seem to me to betray an inadequate grasp either of the structure of virtue theory or of what would be involved in thinking about a real moral issue in its terms.

Abortion Ethics Without Metaphysics?

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Thomas Douglas – – Neuroethics 7 1: Retrieved 18 September Abortion, Society, and the Law. Rosalind Hursthouse, 17 at the time, hurdthouse immediately that she wanted to study philosophy, too, and enrolled the next year. This is implied by importing the conceptual structure of Neo-Aristotelian ethics from the analysis of the virtue of agents to the virtue of our social structuresgiven the practical nature of such a philosophical investigation. In the second half I aim to deepen that understanding and highlight the issues raised by the criticisms by illustrating what the theory looks like when it is applied wbortion a particular issue, in this case, abortion.


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Hursthouse, who was mentored by Elizabeth Anscombe vigtue Philippa Footis best known as a virtue ethicist. Hursthouse’s most substantial contribution to modern virtue ethics is her book On Virtue Ethicswhich explores its structure as a distinctive action-guiding theory, the relationship between virtue, the emotions and moral motivation, and the place of the virtues within an overall account of human flourishing.

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Rosalind Hursthouse, “Virtue Theory and Abortion”

A Study in Moral and Legal Philosophy. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. After Hume’s Justicewhich offered an account huursthouse social justice in mainly Aristotelian and Wittgensteinian terms, and which, though Hursthouse did not seek to justify prevailing liberal democratic institutionsdemonstrated that a modern practical philosophy conceptually centred upon virtue in its distinct sense when applied to human beings and our communities, can accommodate certain human or individual rights.

Anne Baril – – Southern Journal of Philosophy 51 4: Hursthouse is best known as a virtue ethicist, and most of her work, both theoretical and applied, has exemplified that approach. It also expands her formulation of right action in terms of what theeory virtuous person would characteristically do.