A practical philosophy for doctors?

Sidney Bloch
Med J Aust 2003; 179 (6): . || doi: 10.5694/j.1326-5377.2003.tb05540.x
Published online: 22 May 2003

The novice moral philosopher is given a brief guide to the origins and variants of virtue ethics. We are introduced to the Aristotelian view that a specific set of character traits is needed in order to live a "flourishing life". We are also told that to live the good life we need to acquire phronesis — practical wisdom.



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