Ethics Research Group September 12th (Monday) 16:30 – 18:30 Dante Z7Posted: August 29, 2011
Alan Thomas (Tilburg University)
‘Virtue Monism and the Individuation of Situations’
The situationist critique of virtue ethics has been interpreted as problematising the idea of a global character trait. This paper approaches the same issue by asking two inter-connected questions: how do we individuate virtues? Can a virtue ethicist and a situationist critic of global traits agree on the nature of situations?