Virtues and Oppression: A Complicated Relationship

Marilyn Friedman

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    Abstract

    This paper raises some minor questions about Lisa Tessman's book, Burdened Virtues. Friedman's questions pertain, among other things, to the adequacy of a virtue ethical focus on character, the apparent implication of virtue ethics that oppressors suffer damaged characters and are not any better off than the oppressed, the importance of whether privileged persons may have earned their privileges, and the oppositional anger that movement feminists sometimes direct against each other.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)189-196
    Number of pages8
    JournalHypatia
    Volume23
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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