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Title: ROLE OR VIRTUE ETHICS? A CRITICAL REJOINDER TO AMES? AND ROSEMONT?S CLAIM THAT CONFUCIAN ROLE ETHICS IS DISTINCT FROM VIRTUE ETHICS
Authors: YEO JIE LING ZOEY
Keywords: Confucian ethics, Role ethics, Virtue Ethics
Issue Date: 20-Apr-2018
Citation: YEO JIE LING ZOEY (2018-04-20). ROLE OR VIRTUE ETHICS? A CRITICAL REJOINDER TO AMES? AND ROSEMONT?S CLAIM THAT CONFUCIAN ROLE ETHICS IS DISTINCT FROM VIRTUE ETHICS. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This thesis argues against Ames? and Rosemont?s claim that role ethics, which they propose as an interpretation of Confucian ethics, is distinct from virtue ethics. In so doing, they argue against the dominant interpretation of Confucian ethics in recent philosophical literature as a form of virtue ethics. They chose to distance Confucian ethics from virtue ethics based on their construal of the latter on a familiar category of Western ethical theory ? Aristotelian virtue ethics. However, the assumption that all forms of virtue ethics are theoretically equivalent to Aristotelian virtue ethics is groundless. Virtue ethics, as a genus, is able to accommodate role ethics as a species. This thesis is not concerned with whether Confucian ethics is best read as role ethics or virtue ethics; rather, this is a theoretical project aiming to show that role ethics is not conceptually distinct from virtue ethics and is, in fact, a variety of virtue ethics.
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