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Virtue Ethics
Aristotle
Aristotle's theory of virtue ethics is teleological; he believes we should focus on the
outcome of every act. The outcome of these actions should be influential further than
the immediate consequences of the action.
He believed living well and being happy were the ultimate purpose, and would…

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Four cardinal virtues
While Aristotle proposed a list of virtuous traits, he believed there were four crucial
virtues which a person should have to be truly virtuous. When these four virtues are
in balance, they create a moral person;
Judgement ­ ability to make fair decisions for all
Prudence ­…

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The motivation for following a virtue must be to produce moral action. The key to
finding the mean is through using our reason, however some actions do not have a
mean therefore it is useless searching for one.
Evaluation ­ Aristotle's virtue ethics
It looks at individuals as opposed to…

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Trade for profit ­ Aristotle believed this business was completely lacking in
virtue; if trade is done purely for profit, there is no virtuous value from the
profit gained.
However, Aristotle does believe that the business where people work is the polis
where some friendships are made, where some values…

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Sexual Ethics ­ Pre-marital/Extramarital Sex
Virtue ethics considers not the action, but the sort of person that engages in
pre-marital and extra-marital sex, and whether this should help them to become a
virtuous person living in a virtuous society.
Sexual practices that develop a loving relationship will make a person…

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