Julia Annas, University of Arizona

Type: 

Colloquia

Academic Year: 

Semester: 

Spring

Topic: 

Virtuous People and Moral Reasons

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:30 to 1:45

Location: Maloney Room, SS 224

We welcome faculty, students, and staff of the Philosophy and Moral Science Departments as well as members of the wider University community.

Abstract:

Are the virtuous person's reasons moral reasons? Morality is understood in so many different ways that this question is hard to answer, since it is unclear what reasons of virtue are being compared with. I discuss, and meet, one objection to thinking that the virtuous person's reasons are moral ones, namely that it is not clear how reasons of virtue can have the special force that moral reasons are supposed to have.