Virtue Ethics, Aristotles views

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  • Virtue Ethics
    • Aristotle's views on Virtue Ethics
    • Aristotle believes that there are two different types of virtues         Intellectual- which is learnt through teaching         And moral- This is developed through habit
    • He explains that just as you would need to play the piano to become good at being a pianist, you need to practice being a virtuous person before you become one
    • Aristotle recognised that someone who could achieve eudamonia by following this lifestyle could use their reason well
    • Aristotle feels that extremes of behaviour are unhelpful to society and explains this using the golden mean
    • There are such things called vices of deficiency and a vice of excess. The golden mean finds a balance between these two.
    • It is noticed that we can use examples of virtuous people  to show us what a virtuous person is like
  • He explains that just as you would need to play the piano to become good at being a pianist, you need to practice being a virtuous person before you become one

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