Alright, what philosophy books do you guys recommend I read over my winter break? I’ve read Peter Singer and found his ideas interesting, if a bit over the top in places. Has anyone written a worthwhile book on Virtue Ethics?
IIRC Martha Nussbaum and Philippa Foot are famous for contemporary theories of virtue ethics. I haven’t read their stuff, but I’ve heard it’s good. You may want to check out the SEP article on virtue ethics and look for some of the books, below. I know, for example, that Bernard Williams was an excellent philosophical writer, as was Peter Geach, but they were a little earlier.
I’d suggest flipping through the pages in a bookstore or on Amazon before buying, just to be sure you like the style.