Ethics Research Group September 12th (Monday) 16:30 – 18:30 Dante Z7

Alan Thomas (Tilburg University)

‘Virtue Monism and the Individuation of Situations’

Abstract
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?



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