Virtue Ethics (Strengths)

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  • Created on: 25-05-13 11:33


  • Virtue ethics avoids having to use a formula (e.g. 'greatest good for the greatest number') > focuses instead on the kind of person you ought to be
  • Virtue ethics understands the need to distinguish good people from legalists > Just because one obeys laws does not make one a good person
  • Virtue ethics stresses the importance of motivating people to want to be good > stresses the importance of education in showing that good actions are their own reward - it shows how we acquire and learn virtues
  • Virtue ethics involves our entire life, even


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