Virtue Ethics

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  • Virtue Ethics
    • Plato
  • Considered some virtues central
    • Justice, Temperance, Prudence and Courage
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    • Plato
  • Someone who achieves eudaimonia is someone who uses their reason well.
    • Aristotle
      • Virtue ethics or aretic ethics.
        • Human well-being and flourishing is life characterised by the virtues.
          • Good human life is one lived in harmony and co-operation with others.
      • Two types of virtues
        • Intellectual virtues
          • Developed by training and education
        • Moral Virtues
          • Cultivated by habit
            • To become honest you have to practice honesty.
              • Whilst everyone has the potential to develop intellectual and moral virtues few will.
                • Dependent on social factors.
    • Golden Mean
      • Finding the balance between two means
        • Extremes of character are unhelpful
      • Virtue is to be found between two vices
  • Not the same for everyone and depends on circumstances
    • Golden Mean
      • Finding the balance between two means
        • Extremes of character are unhelpful
      • Virtue is to be found between two vices
  • Virtuous person does far more than conform to the conventions of society.
    • Philippa Foot
      • Modern Virtue Ethics
        • Virtue Ethics
        • Virtue does not operate as a virtue when turned to a bad end
    • Rosalind Hursthouse
      • Virtues are virtues because they help a person achieve eudaimonia
      • Modern Virtue Ethics
      • Michael Slote
        • Virtue ethics being based on common-sense ideas and intuitions of what virtue is
        • Strengths
          • Avoids having to use a formula
            • Weaknesses
              • Difficulty in identifying the virtues
              • Does not seem to have room for rules and obligations
          • Involves our whole lives
      • Virtue is a balance of caring between those who are close to us, and people in general
        • Michael Slote
          • Virtue ethics being based on common-sense ideas and intuitions of what virtue is
          • Strengths
            • Avoids having to use a formula
              • Weaknesses
                • Difficulty in identifying the virtues
                • Does not seem to have room for rules and obligations
            • Involves our whole lives
      • Stresses the importance of motivating people to be good
        • Does not pretend to be able to tell us what a good person would do in every situation

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          DarkPanda

          Haha, 'Justin Timberlake is Pretty Cute' - I see what you did there! :)


          Looks excellent btw! 

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