Agent Centered Virtue Theory / Aristotle Virtue theory is the dominant ethical theory in the Agent-Centered approach to ethics. Aristotle, a student of Plato’s, and one of the founding fathers of Western philosophy defends an account of virtues in relation to two questions.What is the moral plausibility of agent-centered theories?
At the heart of agent-centered theories (with their agent-relative reasons) is the idea of agency. The moral plausibility of agent-centered theories is rooted here. The idea is that morality is intensely personal, in the sense that we are each enjoined to keep our own moral house in order.Is agentagent-centered morality a mature book?
Agent-centered Morality is, I believe, a mature book, but it does not represent the end of the process or a final coherence. Under Berlin's influence, I have come to doubt that there is such a thing. One of the special difficulties involved in writing a book is the task of defining its parameters.Do we have agent-centred options to act suboptimally?
Many of us think we have agent-centred options to act suboptimally. Some of these involve favouring our own interests. Others involve sacrificing them. In this paper, I explore three different ways to accommodate agent-centred options in a criterion of objective permissibility.