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Virtue Ethics
ARISTOTLE
All things and human beings have a purpose/function ­ a telos
It's final cause is to fulfill its goal
Human = flourishing and developing virtuous characteristics
What kind of person people are ­ not what they do ­ but practicing kindness will make you kind
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Susan Wolf ­ not everyone wants to cultivate the virtues or maintains that they are intrinsically
good
Aristotle's Golden Mean ­ not easy to apply to all virtues ­ what about compassion? Loyalty?
When do they become a vice
Aristotle gave no guidance when virtues conflict
Can be seen as…

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