Virtue Ethics
Prof Brad Hooker (University of Reading), Prof. Constantine Sandis (Oxford Brookes University)

October 15, 2013, 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Forum for European Philosophy, London School of Economics

Wolfson Theatre
New Academic Building, LSE
United Kingdom

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Virtue Ethics
Tuesday 15 October, 6.30 – 8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE
Brad Hooker, Professor of Philosophy, University of Reading
Constantine Sandis, Professor of Philosophy, Oxford Brookes University  
Chair: Simon Glendinning, Reader in European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE and Director of the Forum for European Philosophy
Virtues are of course instrumentally valuable. Are they also non-instrumentally valuable, that is, valuable as ends and not just as means? A further question is whether virtues play an ineliminable role in determining what is morally required. Does the fact that a virtuous person would characteristically both have a certain set of reactions and do actions of certain kinds make those reactions and actions morally required?


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