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Virtue Ethics

Actioncentred approaches to ethics (e.g., consequentialism, deontology) focus on the question
of what one should do. Agentcentred approaches, by contrast, focus on the question of what
sort of person one should be (e.g., Should I be brash or humble? Sensitive or toughminded?).
Virtue ethics (VEs) are agentcentred in…

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Practical wisdom contrasted with theoretical wisdom. 1) Practical wisdom is like a kind of
perception: the practically wise man sees the right (i.e., virtuous) thing to do in any particular
situation. 2) Practical wisdom is bound up with your desires, in the sense that someone who
sees the right thing…

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