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Virtue Ethics key words

The final goal of all human activity ­ happiness, well-being, human flourishing. The supreme goal of
human life. Everything has a purpose. Eudaimonia is the `good' for humans

Cardinal virtues ­ the four most important virtues

Christian/theological Virtues
Faith, hope and love (charity)


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Phronesis (practical wisdom)
Comes with age and experience. According to Aristotle, the virtue most needed for any other virtue
to be developed. Balancing self-interest with that of others. Needs to be directed by the moral

The Golden Mean
The balance of extremes of virtues and vices. A balance between…


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