Lance Armstrong and the scarlet C

Think 13 (36):49-60 (2014)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
Cyclist Lance Armstrong cheated his way to seven Tour de France . Such cheating is wrong because it harms society. To explain how that harm affects all of us, I use Aristotle's ideas of virtue ethics to argue that Armstrong, despite his charitable work, is not a virtuous person. Virtue is to some extent determined by society, so we need to be clear that Armstrong is not a person to emulate. A society which does not clearly disapprove of vice is less than it might otherwise be because a good society is one that encourages virtue in its citizens
Categories
(categorize this paper)
Reprint years
2014
PhilPapers/Archive ID
BELLAA-3
Upload history
Archival date: 2016-08-26
View other versions
Added to PP index
2013-12-18

Total views
328 ( #20,410 of 2,454,489 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
8 ( #52,086 of 2,454,489 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.