Virtue Ethics

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  • Created on: 20-02-18 15:34

Virtue Ethics

  • The theory of Virtue Ethics sees a clear shift away from identifying ethical theory as being found in rules or principles and instead focuses on the disposition (hexis) of a human being
  • Right and wrong are not a matter of rules but of personal character and qualities that an individual exhibits through their behaviour
  • Virtue Ethics is all about how a person can develop the correct character (ethos) so as to behave virtuously and do what is morally correct
  • Virtue Ethics is grounded in Aristotle's book, 'The Nicomachean Ethics' and the origins of Virtue Ethics tie in with Aristotle's views about the…

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