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In political concept, there has been dialogue of “advantage politics”, and in legal principle, there is a small but rising physique of literature on virtue jurisprudence. The aretaic turn also exists in American constitutional theory, where proponents argue for an emphasis on virtue and vice of constitutional adjudicators. Roger Crisp and Michael Slote have edited a collection of important essays titled Virtue Ethics. Paul Ricoeur has accorded an essential place to Aristotelian teleological ethics in his hermeneutical phenomenology of the topic, most notably in his book Oneself as Another. Discussion of what had been generally known as the Four Cardinal Virtues—knowledge, justice, fortitude, and temperance—can be present in Plato’s Republic.

For extra information on deontological ethics check with the work of Immanuel Kant. Virtue ethics could be contrasted to deontological ethics and consequentialist ethics by an examination of the other two (the three being collectively the most predominant contemporary normative … Read More