Virtue ethics and the arc of universality: Reflections on Punzo's reading of Kantian and virtue ethics

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

3 Scopus citations

Abstract

While I agree with Punzo's central thesis that virtue ethics is superior to Kantian ethics, the aims of my comments are twofold. On the one hand, I draw attention to some ways in which Punzo overstates the case against Kantian ethics, noting that unattainable ideals as such are no mark against a moral theory. On the other, I build upon Punzo's insights in order to bring into sharper focus the superiority of virtue ethics. Accordingly, I distinguish between inter-species (Kantian ethics) and intra-species (virtue ethics) morality, maintaining that the former, unlike the latter, invariably proves too wide of the mark.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-32
Number of pages8
JournalPhilosophical Psychology
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Philosophy

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Virtue ethics and the arc of universality: Reflections on Punzo's reading of Kantian and virtue ethics'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this