virtue theory

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  • virtue theory
    • Aristotle's moral virtues
      • the Greek word eudaimonia is key to understanding virtue theory
        • eudaimonia: a Greek word used by Aristotle to define the end purpose of human life to be happiness, flourishing or fulfillment
      • the goal of virtue theory, is to create the good life, to be happy and fulfilled through cultivating virtues (arete)
        • arete: a Greek word meaning virtue
      • overall, there are three aspects to happiness according to Aristotle. 1. life of enjoyment, 2. a life with freedom, 3. being a philosopher.
    • hexis: a greek word used by aristotle for a person's manner of behaviour
    • ethos: a greek word used by aristotle for character of a person
    • moral virtues
      • courage
      • temperance
      • liberality
      • generosity
      • pride
      • right or proper ambition
      • patience
      • truthfulness
      • wittiness
      • friendliness
      • modesty
      • righteous indignation
    • intellectual virtues
      • intelligence or insight
      • scientific knowledge
      • wisdom
      • artistic endeavor through the guidance of reason
      • prudence


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