10. Our Interested Obligation to Virtue: Why be Moral?

  1. Jordan Howard Sobel

Published Online: 29 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118031605.ch10

Walls and Vaults: A Natural Science of Morals (Virtue Ethics According to David Hume)

Walls and Vaults: A Natural Science of Morals (Virtue Ethics According to David Hume)

How to Cite

Sobel, J. H. (2009) Our Interested Obligation to Virtue: Why be Moral?, in Walls and Vaults: A Natural Science of Morals (Virtue Ethics According to David Hume), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118031605.ch10

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 19 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470127612

Online ISBN: 9781118031605

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Keywords:

  • interested obligation;
  • virtues;
  • benevolence;
  • humanity;
  • Glaucon's problem

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • It is a Question Best Left to Last

  • The Problem of Part II of the Conclusion, Finely Drawn

  • Benevolence and Humanity

  • The Problem is “Why be Just?”

  • What Knaves are Missing

  • Elements for a Nonevasive Case for Justice

  • The Case for Justice Assembled

  • Glaucon's Problem

  • Signing off

  • Richard Hare's Approach to the Question “Why be Moral?”

  • An Amendment after Alasdair Macintyre

  • Humean and Platonic Moral Consciences