Virtue Ethics

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  • Created on: 29-01-15 14:37

An ethics of aspiration: Aspiring us to be more

  • Agen centred theory

Anccent Virtues:

  • Virtues and morality were a key part of Greek literature and living
  • This can be seen in the works of Homers epic poems and the tragerdies of Sophocies and Aeschyuus.

Homeric virtue:

  • Physical strength
  • Courage
  • Cunning
  • Friendship

Athenian virtue:

  • Courage
  • Frienship
  • Wisdom
  • Temperence
  • Justice

These accent virtues allow us to draw up a list of virtues for society today

Aristotle:

  • Proposed Virtue Ethics in his book 'The Nichomachean Ethics'
  • Everything in life has a 'Telos' - A purpose
  • A human…

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