Ideas of Julia Driver, by Theme

[American, fl. 1996, Professor at Brooklyn College.]

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20. Action / B. Preliminaries of Action / 1. Intention to Act / a. Nature of intentions
Motives produce intentions, which lead to actions
23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 1. Virtue Theory / a. Nature of virtue
Good intentions are not necessary for virtue
Virtue should be defined by consequences, not by states of mind
Virtues are character traits or dispositions which produce good consequences for others
Control of pregnancy and knowledge of paternity have downgraded chastity
23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 3. Virtues / a. Virtues
If generosity systematically turned recipients into parasites, it wouldn't be a virtue