Virtue Ethics

Virtue Ethics

Aristotle and Plato

Cardinal virtues

Moral and intellectual virtues

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  • VIRTUE ETHICS
    • Plato
      • happiness can be achieved through the pursuit of virtues
      • Cardinal Virtues
        • temperance
        • courage
        • justice
        • prudence
    • Definition of Virtue
      • agent centered
      • arete = excellence
      • qualities that make you good
    • Aristotle
      • Intellectual virtues
        • learnt
        • knowledge
        • common sense
        • practical skills
      • Moral virtues
        • habit
        • courage
        • temperance
        • patience
    • The Golden Mean
      • balance of the extreme virtues and vices
        • balance - best way to live in society
      • the mean depends on the circumstances
        • need to apply phronesis practical wisdom
    • Anscombe
      • moral philosophy misguided 'can there be moral laws with no God'
      • eudamonia - doesnt depend on God

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