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ISBN: 3836427761
Author: Matt Stichter
Language: English
Publisher: VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller e.K. (September 13, 2007)
Pages: 160
Category: Humanities
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Read by Matt Stichter. The moral knowledge of the virtuous person is analogous to the practical knowledge of an expert in a skill. Learning how to be kind or honest turns out to have a lot in common with learning how to drive or play chess.

The concepts of 'virtue' and 'the virtuous person', despite their prominence in current ethical theory, are still not well understood. Although the virtuous person is defined as someone who knows how to act in a morally appropriate way and is reliable in acting accordingly, it is usually mysterious how an average person could ever achieve such an ideal state.

Article · January 2007 with 8 Reads. DOI: 1. 840/pcw20071425. Cite this publication. Washington State University. However, a challenging issue arises when considering the nature of practical expertise especially about whether expertise requires articulacy, that is, whether an expert in a skill is required to possess an ability to articulate the principles underlying the skill.

Similar books and articles. Matt Stichter - 2007 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 10 (2):183-194. Virtues as Skills in Virtue Epistemology. Matthew Stichter - 2007 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 14 (2):39-49. Virtues, Skills, and Right Action. Matt Stichter - 2011 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 14 (1):73-86. Ethical Expertise: The Skill Model of Virtue. Practical Skills and Practical Wisdom in Virtue. Matt Stichter - 2016 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 94 (3):435-448.

Matt Stichter lays the foundations of his argument by bringing together theories of self-regulation and skill acquisition, which he then uses as grounds to discuss virtue development as a process of skill acquisition. Furthermore, it engages seriously with criticisms of virtue theory that arise.

Practical Skills and Practical Wisdom in Virtue. Revision with unchanged content. The concepts of 'virtue' and 'the virtuous person', despite their prominence in current ethical theory, are still not well understood. Although the virtuous perso. More). ABSTRACTThis paper challenges a frequent objection to conceptualizing virtues as skills, which is that skills are merely capacities to act well, while virtues additionally require being properl.

Stichter M (2007) Ethical Expertise: The Skill Model of Virtue. Authors and Affiliations. Ethical Theory Moral Pract 10:183–194CrossRefGoogle Scholar. Zagzebski L (1996) Virtues of the Mind. Cambridge University Press, CambridgeGoogle Scholar. Zimmerman B (2006) Development and Adaptation of Expertise: The Role of Self-Regulatory Processes and Beliefs.

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The ‘virtue as skill’ thesis conceives of the virtuous person as an ethical .

The ‘virtue as skill’ thesis conceives of the virtuous person as an ethical expert, who has achieved expertise in several moral skills. Differentiating the Skills of Practical Wisdom, in De Caro and Vaccarezza (ed., Practical Wisdom: Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives. Routledge (forthcoming). with Matthew Vess, Rebecca J. Brooker, Matt Stichter, and Jenae M. Nederhiser, Genes and Virtue: Exploring how heritability beliefs shape conceptions of virtue and its development, Behavioral Genetics 49(2), Special Issue on Genetics and Human Agency, (2019): 168-174.

virtues with practical skills, since both involve learning how to act well

virtues with practical skills, since both involve learning how to act well. 1 If the thesis that a virtue is a type of practical skill is correct, then it will have a significant impact on our conceptions of virtue and moral knowledge. Determining whether a skill model of virtue is plausible requires answering two central questions. First, while part of the appeal of the skill model of virtue is due to our familiarity with acquiring practical skills, the downside of this is that we tend to rely too much on just our own experiences of acquiring skills.

The concepts of 'virtue' and 'the virtuous person', despite their prominence in current ethical theory, are still not well understood. Although the virtuous person is defined as someone who knows how to act in a morally appropriate way and is reliable in acting accordingly, it is usually mysterious how an average person could ever achieve such an ideal state. Accounts of virtue have left readers with the impression that the virtuous person is an unattainable ideal or just psychologically implausible. This book argues that reviving the ancient Greek idea that virtues are similar to practical skills can provide a more plausible account of virtue and the virtuous person. The moral knowledge of the virtuous person is analogous to the practical knowledge of an expert in a skill. Learning how to be kind or honest turns out to have a lot in common with learning how to drive or play chess. The research on practical skills can illuminate the otherwise murky aspects of virtue, and so the skill model of virtue offers the most promising direction for contemporary virtue theory. This book is addressed to researchers in both philosophy and moral development.

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