KW Virtue Ethics

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Eudaimonia
The final goal of all human activity - happiness, well-being, human flourishing.
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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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Cardinal virtues
Originated in Plato - prudence, justice, temperance, courage. Added to with three theological virtues of faith, hope and charity.
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Aretaic ethics
Another name for Virtue Ethics, from the Greek word 'arete', which simply means any kind of excellence or virtue.
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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, truthfulness.
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Golden Mean
The balance of extremes of virtues and vices. A balance between excess and deficiency.
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Vices
The direct opposite of virtues - habitual wrong action.
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Phronesis (practical wisdom)
According to Aristotle the virtue most needed for any other virtue to be developed. Balancing self-interest with that of others. Needs to be directed by the moral virtues.
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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. Added to with three theological virtues of faith, hope and charity.

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Another name for Virtue Ethics, from the Greek word 'arete', which simply means any kind of excellence or virtue.

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

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