Virtue theory is the branch of ethics that founds morality upon disposition: ie. how it is we know choose between courses of action and our motivations in acting upon our decisions. As such it is in oppsition to the main strand of moral theorising which is concerned with goods (ie. the ends of those choices and actions).
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Ethics and Virtue
Short article discussing the relationship of ethics and virtue in decision making. Appears at the Ethics Connection, a centre at Santa Clara University.
An approach in epistemology that applies the resources of virtue theory to problems in the theory of knowledge. From the Stanford Encyclopedia, by John Greco.
Virtue Ethics in the Ancient World
Graduate seminar series organised by Cynthia Freeland at the University of Houston.
Entry in the Internet Encyclopaedia of Philosophy.
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