Ethics; Virtue Ethics

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Aretaic Ethics
Another term for Virtue Ethics; Greek term Arete - excellence/ virtue.
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Cardinal Virtues
Originated in Plato; prudence, justice, temperance, courage; three theological virtues; faith, hope & charity.
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Eudaimonia
Final goal of humanity; happiness, well-being, human flourishment.
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Golden Mean
Balance of extremes of vices and virtues; balance between excess and deficiency.
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Intellectual Virtues
Characteristics of thought and reason - technical skill, scientific knowledge, prudence, intelligence and wisdom.
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Moral Virtues
Qualities of character such as courage, friendliness and truthfulness.
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Phronesis
Practical reason; Aristotle - the virtue needed for any other virtue to be developed, balance self-interest with that of others, needs to be directed by moral virtues.
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Vices
Habitually doing what is wrong.
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Virtue
Habitually doing what is right; being good requires the practice of a certain kind of behaviour.
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Originated in Plato; prudence, justice, temperance, courage; three theological virtues; faith, hope & charity.

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Cardinal Virtues

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Final goal of humanity; happiness, well-being, human flourishment.

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Balance of extremes of vices and virtues; balance between excess and deficiency.

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Characteristics of thought and reason - technical skill, scientific knowledge, prudence, intelligence and wisdom.

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