The vaccination-autism controversy raises epistemological and ethical questions that can be looked at from a virtue theoretical perspective:
- In terms of trait-virtues, such as conscientiousness and open-mindedness, do vaccine deniers have or lack such intellectual virtues?
- Are vaccine deniers being epistemically virtuous? Are vaccine deniers being epistemically responsible?
- Are vaccine deniers acting in an ethically virtuous manner? Are they acting in an ethically responsible manner?