Moral Character

[Revised entry by Marcia Homiak on March 9, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Questions about moral character have recently come to occupy a central place in philosophical discussion.
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[Revised entry by Marcia Homiak on March 9, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Questions about moral character have recently come to occupy a central place in philosophical discussion. Part of the explanation for this development can be traced to the publication in 1958 of G. E. M. Anscombe's seminal article "Modern Moral Philosophy." In that paper Anscombe argued that Kantianism and utilitarianism, the two major traditions in western moral philosophy, mistakenly placed the foundation for morality in legalistic notions such as duty and...

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