- Series: Cambridge Studies in Philosophy
- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press (February 12, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 052103406X
- ISBN-13: 978-0521034067
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
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Uneasy Virtue (Cambridge Studies in Philosophy)
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"Uneasy Virtue is required reading for those interested in virtue theory, consequentialism, and normative ethics in general. I recommend it in the warmest terms." Metaphilosophy, Leonard A. Kahn
Driver challenges Aristotle's classical theory of virtue, arguing that it fails to take into account virtues which do seem to involve ignorance or epistemic defect. Modesty, for example, is generally considered to be a virtue even though the modest person may be making an inaccurate assessment of his or her accomplishments. She argues that we should abandon the highly intellectualist view of virtue and instead adopt a consequentialist perspective which holds that virtue is simply a character trait which systematically produces good consequences.
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