Sean Whitton

Sean Whitton
The University of Arizona | UA · Department of Philosophy

Master of Mathematics and Philosophy

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Introduction
I am working to develop and defend a novel form of eudaimonist virtue ethics. Eudaimonism is characterised by the ideas that only living virtuously is unconditionally good, that other things are good only relative to living virtuously, and that it is a mistake to sharply distinguish living well, living ethically and living happily. Virtue ethics makes skill-like character traits like courage, compassion, justice and practical intelligence the central concepts in ethical explanation.

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In his monograph *Happiness for Humans*, Daniel C. Russell argues that someone’s happiness is constituted by her virtuous engagement in a certain special sort of activity, which he calls *embodied activity*. An embodied activity is one which depends for its identity on things which lie outside of the agent’s control. What this means is that whether...