A Critique of Virtue Ethics

Today I’m taking on virtue ethics, the family of moral philosophies that make the character of the agent (as opposed to the effects of the agent’s actions) the focal point of moral theory. In other words, what’s important in virtue ethics is whether or not we are good people, not whether or not we do good things. I disagree with the view because I think there is no such thing as a good person divorced from good actions. Here’s why.

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