Cognitive Enhancement, Virtue Ethics and the Good Fröding – Hursthouse’s Virtue Ethics and Abortion: Abortion Ethics Without Metaphysics?. It is motivated by Hursthouse’s puzzling claim in her widely anthologized paper “ Virtue Ethics and Abortion” that fetal moral status and (by. Oxford University Press USA publishes scholarly works in all academic disciplines, bibles, music, children’s books, business books, dictionaries, reference.

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Hursthouse is best known as a virtue ethicist, and most of her work, both theoretical and applied, has exemplified that approach. 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. Modelling the Moral Dimension of Decisions.

This page was last edited on 25 Decemberat Abortion Ethics Without Metaphysics? Rosalind Hursthouse, 17 at the time, knew immediately that she wanted to study philosophy, too, and enrolled the next year.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Christian Munthe – manuscript. Retrieved 19 February Abortion, Christianity, and Consistency. 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 to a particular issue, in this case, abortion.


Virtue ethics Philosophy of mind. Abortion in Applied Ethics. Royal Society of New Zealand. Her aunt Mary studied philosophy and when her father asked her what that was all about, he could not understand her answer.

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Chris Meyers – – Prometheus Books. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Arational Actionswhich made an important break with models of voluntary human actions familiar from the work of Donald Davidsonwith more general implications for those models of human agency popular within positivist schools hurathouse the social sciences.

After Hume’s Justicewhich offered an account of 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 hurshouse conceptually centred upon virtue in its distinct sense when applied to human beings and our communities, can accommodate certain human or individual rights.

Though she had written a substantial amount previously, Hursthouse entered the international philosophical scene for the first time in —91, with three articles:. Pages containing links virute subscription-only content CS1 maint: Rosalind Hursthouse – – Oxford University Press.

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Philosophy and Public Affairs 20 3: Views Read Edit View history. Hursthouse’s Virtue Ethics and Abortion: From Ethics to Politics. AristotleElizabeth AnscombePhilippa Foot. History of Western Philosophy.

Virtue theory and abortion.

Retrieved 24 April Hursthouse’s article “Virtue Theory and Abortion” argues that whereas most discussions of abortion focus on the issue of who has rights to make decisions regarding the foetus, a decision made within one’s rights could still be callous or cowardly, meaning that it would be hursthokse problematic and potentially devastating for the person making it, whatever the status of the foetus and the reproductive rights of women.

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