Feminism, Moral Development, and the Virtues

Susan Moller Okin

in How Should One Live?

Published in print March 1998 | ISBN: 9780198752349
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597251 | DOI:
 Feminism, Moral Development, and the Virtues

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Focuses on the virtue ethics of Aristotle and of MacIntyre, and suggests three problems within virtue ethics for a feminist. Firstly, accounts of the virtues in themselves may not meet an expectation of equal concern and respect. Secondly, it may be assumed that women are incapable of truly ‘human’ virtue. Finally, there are problems with the claim that there is in virtue ethics something especially feminine.

Keywords: Aristotle; feminism; feminist ethics; MacIntyre; virtue; virtue ethics

Chapter.  8352 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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