Strengths of VIRTUE ETHICS

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  • Created on: 23-05-11 14:28


  • Virtue ethics avoids having to use a formula (e.g. "The greatest good for the greatest number") to work out what we ought to do and focuses instead on the kind of person we ought to be


  • Virtue ethics understands the need to distinguish good people from legalists - obeying the law and following the rules does not make one a good person
  • Virtue ethics stresses the important of motivating people to want to be good - it stresses the important of education in showing that good actions are their own reward. it shoes how we acquire and learn virtues by imitating others.
  • Virtue ethics tells us how we learn moral principles and involves out entire life


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