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Elizabeth Anscombe
(19192001)
Believed that theories that were act or consequence based did not provide an adequate foundation for
moral guidelines.
They relied on the idea of punishment and reward, either by divine lawgiver, or by their consequence.

She believed what was required was a return to eudaimonia.

She also…

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Virtues are virtuous because they encourage people to flourish and achieve eudaimonia (Aristotelian
view).

Virtues assist practical reasoning, enabling us to become better and, hence, respond to moral dilemmas
in a virtuous way.

If we use the virtues, our reasoning will enable us to be virtuous people.

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