A Feminist Perspective on Virtue Ethics

A Feminist Perspective on Virtue Ethics

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The writings of women philosophers have often been neglected in the discipline of virtue ethics. In this historical survey of feminist virtue ethics, Sandrine Berges redresses the balance by focusing on key writings of important women philosophers, including Perictione, Heloise, Christine de Pizan, Mary Wollstonecraft and Sophie de Grouchy. A Feminist Perspective on Virtue Ethics first applies the findings of its historical survey to questions on the ethics of care, gender and the public life, and global justice. In what follows, it is argued that the ethical theorizing of women in the past can and should be brought to bear on current philosophical debates.Plutarch 1959, On Exile, 8, 602b. Marcus Aurelius 2006. E.g., contrast I, 5, IV, 3 and 4, and ... SIGAR, January 2014, iv, www.sigar.mil/pdf/quarterlyreports/2014a€“ 01a€“30qrintro-section1.pdf. Ibid., 6. SIGAR, January 2014, p. 4, and January 2013, anbsp;...

Title:A Feminist Perspective on Virtue Ethics
Author:Sandrine Berges
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2015-03-04


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