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Single Idea 4286

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 3. Virtues / c. Justice]

Full Idea

Only just people will act on the impartial verdict when their own interests conflict with it.

Gist of Idea

Only just people will drop their own self-interests when faced with an impartial verdict


Roger Scruton (Animal Rights and Wrongs [1996], p.61)

Book Reference

Scruton,Roger: 'Animal Rights and Wrongs' [Demos 1996], p.61

A Reaction

The Kantian account of the virtues. Virtues are seen in the acceptance of a range of obvious human duties. Very helpful point if one is aiming for one unified theory of morality.