Exemplarist moral theory - some pros and cons

Natasza Szutta

Abstract

The article makes a number of critical remarks concerning Linda Zagzebski’s exemplarism. On the positive side, I argue that one of its strengths is the focus on motivation as an important factor in moral education whilst, on the negative, I draw attention to two issues. The first is that Zagzebski’s notion of moral exemplars is insufficient since it is too narrow, merely focusing as it does on high standard moral heroes while neglecting more usual moral agents who at least in some respects may also play the role of exemplars. Secondly, I find Zagzebski’s view of admiration (as a fundamental notion in building a moral theory) to be somewhat circular.
Publication typeIn press (online first, early view)
Author Natasza Szutta (FSS / IPSJ / DESP)
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- Division of Ethics and Social Philosophy
Journal seriesJournal of Moral Education, ISSN 0305-7240, (A 15 pkt)
Issue year2019
Noonline first
Pages1-11
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Englishexemplarist moral theory, admiration, exemplars, motivation, Zagzebski
ASJC Classification1212 Religious studies
DOIDOI:10.1080/03057240.2019.1589435
URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/03057240.2019.1589435?needAccess=true
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)15
ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 24-07-2019, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.838; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 0.825 (2) - 2017=1.087 (5)
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