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[Xmca-l] Re: Appeal for help



Hi Andy - good point about people expressing the virtues. I must think 
further about that.

The next question instantly gives me pause for thought - the idea of a 
natural virtue that allows people to do bad things. The immediate 
question, I suppose, is who decides. Is anger never a virtuous act? if 
it is, who decides when it is and when it isn't? I could conceive of a 
Leave voter who was justifiably angry about political manipulation, but 
who would genuinely disassociate themselves from the manifestations of 
racism we have seen recently.

Rob

On 05/07/2016 11:15, Andy Blunden wrote:
> Rob, yes, you are talking about my topic here. But instead of saying: 
> "the project has very definitely shaped the virtues its proponents 
> hold," I say the individuals express the virtues (or lack thereof) of 
> the project. And in virtue ethics, a natural virtue which allows 
> people to do bad things, which they would not do if they could 
> exercise moral wisdom to control their actions, are imperfect, they 
> are not really virtues. "Fools rush in where angels fear to tread" for 
> example.