By Lisa Tessman

Lisa Tessman's Burdened Virtues is a deeply unique and provocative paintings that engages questions relevant to feminist thought and perform, from the point of view of Aristotelian ethics. centred totally on selves who suffer and face up to oppression, she addresses the ways that devastating stipulations faced by way of those selves either restrict and burden their ethical goodness, and impact their chances of flourishing. She describes assorted different types of "moral difficulty" known lower than oppression. the 1st is that the oppressed self can be morally broken, avoided from constructing or workout a few of the virtues; the second one is that the very stipulations of oppression require the oppressed to improve a suite of virtues that hold an ethical price to people who perform them--traits that Tessman refers to as "burdened virtues." those virtues have the bizarre characteristic of being disjoined from their bearer's personal good being.

Tessman's paintings makes a speciality of matters which have been overlooked via many feminist ethical theories, and her use of the advantage ethics framework brings feminist matters extra heavily into touch with mainstream moral conception. This publication will entice feminist theorists in philosophy and women's reports, but additionally extra extensively, ethicists and social theorists.

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