Criticisms of Aristotle's Virtue Ethics

  • Look at Aristotle's character. He was racist, elitist, ageist etc.
  • Was not opposed to the concept of slavery or the sexist attitude towards women of the Greek time
  • He categorised friendships into utility, pleasure, perfect friendships. utility friendships being the lowest and one where you are only friends in order to gain something. Says this is the only kind of friendship you can have with a foreigner.


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