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Organon F

Volume 27, November 2020, Issue 4, Pages 539–555

ISSN 2585-7150 (online) ISSN 1335-0668 (print)

Research Article

Defending the Good Dog Picture of Virtues

Andrei Ionuţ Mărăşoiu

https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2020.27408

Abstract

I consider and reject a specific criticism advanced by Korsgaard against virtue ethics and epistemology when these are conceived with the help of what she calls the image of the “Good Dog.” I consider what virtue ethics and epistemology would look like if the Good Dog picture of virtues were largely correct. I argue that attention to the features that make Korsgaard undermine the usefulness of virtues when conceived along the lines of the Good Dog picture reveals the opposite of what she claims. On the Good Dog picture, virtue ethics and epistemology are seen as more promising approaches to rationality than Korsgaard’s own advocacy of reflection.

Keywords

Experience; expertise; fluency; intellectual virtue; moral virtue; necessitation; normativity; rationality; reflection.

Author(s) and affiliation(s)

Author

Andrei Ionuţ Mărăşoiu

Affiliation

Institutul de Cercetare al Universității din București (ICUB)

Address

Str. Dr. Dimitrie Brândză nr. 1, Bucureşti, România 060102

E-mail

andrei.marasoiu@icub.unibuc.ro

About this article

Received

28 October 2019

Accepted

3 August 2020

Published online

27 October 2020

Publishers

Institute of Philosophy of the Slovak Academy of Sciences

Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Cite as

APA

Mărăşoiu, A.I. (2020). Defending the Good Dog Picture of Virtues. Organon F27(4), 539–555. https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2020.27408

Chicago

Mărăşoiu, Andrei Ionuţ. 2020. "Defending the Good Dog Picture of Virtues." Organon F 27 (4): 539–555. https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2020.27408

Harvard

Mărăşoiu, A.I.  (2020). Defending the Good Dog Picture of Virtues. Organon F, 27(4), pp. 539–555. https://doi.org/10.31577/orgf.2020.27408

Copyright information

© Andrei Ionuţ Mărăşoiu

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