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The seeds of virtue

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law and virtue ethical conceptions in Aquinas's ethics
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There is a prima facie incompatibility between a law conception of ethics, in which law concepts (e.g. ought, rule, action) are basic, and a virtue conception of ethics, in which virtue concepts (e.g. character trait, ideal, agent) are basic. However, both conceptions contain elements that are needed for an adequate ethical account. Aquinas's conception of ethics is of interest, because it combines virtue and law components within a broadly Aristotelian account. I argue that Aqui...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Literae Humaniores
Role:
Author
Publication date:
2000
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602363303
URN:
uuid:91aff45b-df61-4435-937d-b8331ec20b86
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td:602363303
Language:
English
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