Badges: 8
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
Hi everyone, I am analysing a piece of text for an ethics presentation. Its based on the work of Robert Louden who offers a critique of virtue ethics and its role in ethical decision making. His conclusion is as follows:

"It is important to see the ethics of virtue and the ethics of rules as adding up, rather than cancelling each other out. We need to begin efforts to coordinate irreducible or strong notions of virtue along with irreducible or strong conceptions of the various act notions into our conceptual scheme of morality".

So Louden basically wants to combine a rule based ethical theory with the virtue ethics approach of looking at our character and doing what the virtuous person would do. He believes this is the best approach to moral decision making. Obviously Louden's suggestion seems a great one but I wonder how we would actually go about achieving this. Surely, if this were possible and would give us all the answers why has this approach not been done already?

What do you guys think?

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
new posts
to top
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.


Do you think receiving Teacher Assessed Grades will impact your future?

I'm worried it will negatively impact me getting into university/college (56)
I'm worried that I’m not academically prepared for the next stage in my educational journey (15)
I'm worried it will impact my future career (6)
I'm worried that my grades will be seen as ‘lesser’ because I didn’t take exams (33)
I don’t think that receiving these grades will impact my future (24)
I think that receiving these grades will affect me in another way (let us know in the discussion!) (14)

Watched Threads

View All