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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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. Abortion, Society, and the Law.

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Rosalind Hursthouse

Hursthouse, who was mentored by Elizabeth Anscombe and Philippa Footis best known as a virtue ethicist. 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 in the social sciences. 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 anc, a decision made within one’s rights could still be callous or cowardly, meaning that it would be ethically problematic and potentially devastating for the person making it, whatever the status of the foetus and the reproductive rights of women.

She was head of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Auckland from to Hursthouse is best known as a virtue ethicist, and most of her yursthouse, both theoretical and applied, has exemplified that approach.


Virtue theory and abortion.

Thomas Douglas – – Neuroethics 7 1: Rosalind Hursthouse – – Oxford University Press. 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: 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: Mary Rosalind Hursthouse born 10 November is a British-born New Zealand moral philosopher noted for her work on virtue ethics.

From Ethics to Politics. Rosalind Hursthouse University of Auckland.

Retrieved 24 April Retrieved 19 February 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 bursthouse institutionsdemonstrated that a modern practical philosophy conceptually centred upon virtue in its distinct sense when applied to vitue beings and our communities, can accommodate certain human or individual rights.

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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. I reject this criticism, but do not claim that it is necessarily misplaced. Mathew Lu – – In Stephen Napier ed. Sign in to use this feature. The sort of ethical theory derived from Aristotle, variously described as virtue ethics, virtue-based ethics, or neo-Aristotelianism, is becoming better known, and is now quite widely recognized as at least a possible rival to deontological and utilitarian theories.


AristotleElizabeth AnscombePhilippa Foot. Sign in Create an account. 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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Hursthouse’s Virtue Ethics and Abortion: Though she had written a substantial amount previously, Hursthouse entered the international philosophical scene for the first time in —91, with three articles:. Kamm – – Oxford University Press. Abortion, Christianity, and Consistency. Christian Munthe – manuscript.

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