Brad Hooker/ Constantine Sandis/ Simon Glendinning

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Tuesday 15 October 2013, 6.30 – 8pm
Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE

Brad Hooker, Professor of Philosophy, University of Reading

Constantine Sandis, Professor of Philosophy, Oxford Brookes University

Chair: Simon Glendinning, Reader in European Philosophy, European Institute, LSE and Director of the Forum for European Philosophy

Virtues are of course instrumentally valuable. Are they also non-instrumentally valuable, that is, valuable as ends and not just as means? A further question is whether virtues play an ineliminable role in determining what is morally required. Does the fact that a virtuous person would characteristically both have a certain set of reactions and do actions of certain kinds make those reactions and actions morally required?