Bringing Back Aristotle
Indian journal of medical ethics 2011 Oct-Dec; 8(4): 230-3
Ethical analysis in medicine has been dominated by an approach derived from "the four principles" which focus on actions. By contrast, consideration of the virtues emphasises the importance of the moral agent. A renewed emphasis on virtue ethics, not as a rival, but integrated into deontological ethics is proposed.
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