Aristotle: Virtue ethics

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Introduction

-Every action is focused on an aim or outcome.

-He is theory is teleological.

-Everything that we say/do has an outcome in our minds.

-This could be seen as the 'ultimate end of ends,' which is the greatest good.

-We do things for a greater reason.

-The superior aim is to achieve the supreme good.

-This is 'Eudaimonia,' (a contented state of being happy/healthy/properous.)

-This involves 3 different happinesses:

1. Pleasure

2. A free member of society

3.  Philosophical

-Living a life of pleasure wasn't enough for Aristotle.

-There is also a responsibility to use qualities that enable us to live together in society.

-In order to achieve…

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