Phenomenology and Virtue Ethics

2014.05.23 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kevin Hermberg and Paul Gyllenhammer (eds.), Phenomenology and Virtue Ethics, Bloomsbury, 2013, 243pp, $120.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2014.05.23 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kevin Hermberg and Paul Gyllenhammer (eds.), Phenomenology and Virtue Ethics, Bloomsbury, 2013, 243pp, $120.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781780937021. Reviewed by Donald A. Landes, Concordia University Kevin Hermberg concedes at the outset of his brief introduction, it may at first glance seem arbitrary or artificial to bring together virtue ethics and phenomenology (1). The roots of virtue ethics are certainly distant from Husserlian phenomenology, and the phenomenological tradition itself has in many ways remained an uneasy conversation partner with normative thought in the major traditions. Nevertheless, Husserl's late emphasis on what Hermberg calls "an ethics of the person" perhaps already suggests that the connection to a character-based ethics being sought in this volume is more than merely arbitrary. Of traditional approaches to ethics, virtue ethics seems particularly open to the contribution. . .

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