Virtue Ethics

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  • Virtue Ethics
    • Aristotle
    • Adams
      • Agent centred- character traits
      • Must do something morally good to show the virtue
    • Hursthouse- theoretical virtue ethis
      • Criticsms
        • Jude what is state of virtue?
        • When states of virtue conflict
        • No objective judge
    • Nussbaum
      • Phronesis- rational process to apply practical wisom to real life
        • Discovered through Sophia= understanding
    • Anscombe
      • plant analogy
        • Limp plant- give water
        • Intention- ethical supermarket
          • make the right decisions
      • Foot
        • Humans should be lead to buy the right things to develop natural goodness
        • Reason & Phronesis to reflect
    • Foot
      • Humans should be lead to buy the right things to develop natural goodness
      • Reason & Phronesis to reflect
    • Overall Strengths
      • Need to look after
      • virtuous life
  • Arete- moral excellence
    • How well something does its role
    • Aristotle
    • Harmony- eudamonia
    • Golden mean
      • F,P,E
      • Telos
  • Example of virtuous people- learn from their QUALITIES
    • Adams
      • Agent centred- character traits
      • Must do something morally good to show the virtue
  • Criticsms
    • Moral fratility- moral weakness
    • Freuid
    • Priest/Playboy
  • If by nature- virtuous- actions will be
    • Hursthouse- theoretical virtue ethis
      • Criticsms
        • Jude what is state of virtue?
        • When states of virtue conflict
        • No objective judge
    • Get into a state of virtuous living
    • GM
  • Criticsms
    • Anscombe
      • plant analogy
        • Limp plant- give water
        • Intention- ethical supermarket
          • make the right decisions
    • not all want to be moral
  • Character of moral agent
    • Overall Strengths
      • Need to look after
      • virtuous life
  • Weaknesses
    • Virtue Ethics
      • Nussbaum
        • Phronesis- rational process to apply practical wisom to real life
          • Discovered through Sophia= understanding
    • Too indivudalistic
    • Relativist

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