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Alfano refers, somewhat less than magnanimously, to partial or limited defenses of virtue theory as "the dodge," "the retreat," and "the counter-attack.
Zagzebski (2010) proposes a novel virtue theory based on the observation that we learn by imitation.
I will argue that virtue theory provides a definition of what it means to be ethical, while Kant, Utility, and other theories provide the criteria or tests of an ethical action or person.
Developing his argument in the first part of the book, Fisher uses virtue theory to direct our attention to an actor's intent.
Virtue theory is compatible with direct moral consideration and respect of non-human beings.
Angela Knobel, assistant professor of philosophy at The Catholic University of America, studies Thomas Aquinas's virtue theory, ethics and bioethics.
Virtue theory in itself does not equip us with good virtues, but leaves the course of action to be chosen by the moral agent him/herself.
Traditional ideas about virtue and virtue theory are often founded upon Aristotle's concept of eudaimonia, that is, upon a broad concept of human happiness that is usually associated with ideas about human flourishing.
Harriet Harris points to a keen interest in virtue theory at present but a decided lack of attention to any virtues themselves.
This is not yet to show that they are correct in appealing to this model; but my goal here is simply to remove initial, intuitive objections that suggest that any pure virtue theory must be mistaken.
Finally, it is virtue theory that he aligns closely with natural law.
Second, Smith identifies and addresses some of the contemporary philosophical literature on ethics and virtue theory (primarily in Chapters 1, 9, and 10, and to some extent in Chapter 6).