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Ideas of Daniel Statman, by Text

[Israeli, fl. 1997, Professor at Bar-Ilan University, Israel.]

1997 Introduction to Virtue Ethics
1 p.7 Behaviour may be disgusting or inhumane, but violate no duty
3 p.11 Friends express friendship even when no utility is involved
3 p.13 Moral education is better by concrete example than abstract principle
3 p.14 We may still admire a person's character even if the traits are involuntary
4 p.16 There is a new sort of moral scepticism, about the possibility of moral theories
5 p.19 With a broad concept of flourishing, it might be possible without the virtues
5 p.20 Virtue theory isn't a genuine ethical theory, because it doesn't have universal application
5 p.22 Promises create moral duties that have nothing to do with character
6 p.24 Abortion issues focus on the mother's right over her body, and the status of the foetus
7 p.27 The ancients recognised imperfect duties, but we have added perfect duties like justice