Virtue Ethics, Imperatives, and the Deontic

Michael Slote

in From Morality to Virtue

Published in print August 1995 | ISBN: 9780195093926
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833689 | DOI:
Virtue Ethics, Imperatives, and the Deontic

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Terms like ”admirable” and ”a virtue” are not specifically moral, but they allow imperatives and the use of ”should” as readily as moral terms do. This allows our commonsense virtue ethics to say, overarchingly, that we should balance concern for ourselves with or against concern for others considered as a class.

Keywords: a virtue; admirable; should; specifically moral terms

Chapter.  4391 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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