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“Armchair Philosophy” and Beyond

A visit with Robert Johnson, Associate Professor of Philosophy

By LuAnne Roth
Published: - Topics: philosophy ethics morality behavior

The state of ethics today

Topics: ethics virtue

The state of contemporary debates on the nature of right vs. wrong and on virtue. Johnson discusses the shift of focus from the two primary camps of ethics, utilitarianism and deontologists, to virtue ethics, which takes human psychology into greater account. What place do circumstances and empirical studies on character traits have in the debate?