Key features of Virtue Ethics 3

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Aristotle main work about morality " Nicomachean  Ethics"  he believed that what everyone wants most is full and  happy life known as Eudaimonia.( difficult translate any meaning  happiness). Eudaimonia highest good because we desire it for our own sake  and not as means  to anything else. 

  • 3 forms of Happiness- happiness as a life of enjoyment, as free member of society and philosopher. Eudaimonia combination all three.
  • Achieve Eudaimonia through  develop and exercise qualities that are most productive in  society.
  • Extremes behaviour unhelpful in society e.g. too timid and too assertive  both can cause problems. Virtue can be found within " Golden mean" this is striking balance between extremes. Each extreme…


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