The Routledge Companion to Virtue Ethics eds. by Lorraine Besser-Jones and Michael Slote [Book Review]

Philosophy East and West 68 (2):639-645 (2018)
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The Routledge Companion to Virtue Ethics, edited by Lorraine Besser-Jones and Michael Slote, is unusual among the recent crop of handbooks, encyclopedias, and compendiums in philosophy in a couple of respects. First, as well as presenting up-to-date surveys of the field, the Companion includes a number of entries that also engage in argument and negotiate tensions between different positions—some even questioning the nature of virtue ethics itself. These chapters are particularly interesting as they demonstrate the use of philosophical methodology in debates about VE. Second, the volume engages with non-Western perspectives on virtue theory and VE, with several chapters showing the...
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