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Virtue Ethics

What is Virtue Ethics? HOW CAN I BECOME A BETTER PERSON??

Aristotle.
Everything has a final cause, the good at which it aims.
So he concluded there must be a `highest good' at which all human activity aims.
A happy person will grow a personality appropriately balanced between…

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(generosity), magnanimity (being fair), proper ambition, patience, truthfulness,
wittiness, friendliness, modesty, righteous indignation (resenting people when
they don't treat you well).
Intellectual Virtues: qualities of mind developed through instruction. Practical
skill, knowledge, common sense, intuition, wisdom, resourcefulness,
understanding, judgement, cleverness.
Cardinal Virtues: work together, one alone is not enough. Temperance,…

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De-emphasizes rules, consequences and particular acts.
Depends on the concept of duty.
Doesn't provide answers to specific moral dilemmas such as euthanasia.
Sometimes difficult to determine who is virtuous because acts that appear virtuous
may have bad motives.
No universal virtue theory is possible, because what people deem to be…

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