McIntyre Virtue Ethics

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What type of Ethics is McIntyre's?
Normative and agent centered
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Name McIntyre's virtues?
Courage temperance, industriousness, hope, patience, justice
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Where is McIntyre take his virtues from?
Homeric society- everyone had a set role and kinship was important to the self. Morality was closely tied with social setting, virtues all about qualities were needed to fill a social role.
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What similarities for McIntyre's ethics hold with Aristotle?
- The virtues are relative.- Being virtuous does not prevent vice.- Relativity of virtues.- Importance of community.- Good will and a desire to be virtuous.
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What differences does McIntyre's ethics hold with Aristotle?
- List of virtues are small for MacIntyre.- Mixes moral and intellectual virtues into one.- Idea of internal/external goods which are unseparated by Aristotle. - Relates to the ethics of business, therefore more modern?
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What did McIntyre believe about virtues in a community?
McIntyre's belief that virtues are needed to keep communities/societies running.
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What was the name of McIntyre's book that relates to virtue ethics?
After Virtue
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What did McIntyre write about in his book?
He traced the history of virtue ethics and tried to establish a system of virtue ethics for the modern age.
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What did McIntyre emphasize?
The importance of moral goods defined in respect to a community engaged in a 'practice'—which he calls 'internal goods'
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What did McIntyre ague about living a virtuous life depended on?
Getting into the habit of being moral and of striving toward being virtuous. He argued that this can give life an overall purpose and meaning.
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What are virtues according to McIntyre?
Any human quality which helps us to achieve the 'goods' in life.
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Since the enlightenment which ethics dominated society?
Normative
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Name one Homeric virtue?
Courage
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Name one Homeric virtue?
Physical strength
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Name one Homeric virtue?
Cunning
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Name one Homeric virtue?
Friendship
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Macintyre also used the idea of ..... and .....goods
Internal and external
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What are internal goods?
An internal good is specific to the activity itself; for example, giving money to charity results in helping others and developing a sense of satisfaction
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What are external goods?
An external good, is a good that is not specific to the act. It is something good or moral that comes out of doing the activity or action.
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What did McIntyre say the most important virtues are?
Justice, courage and honesty
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Courage temperance, industriousness, hope, patience, justice

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Name McIntyre's virtues?

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Homeric society- everyone had a set role and kinship was important to the self. Morality was closely tied with social setting, virtues all about qualities were needed to fill a social role.

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- The virtues are relative.- Being virtuous does not prevent vice.- Relativity of virtues.- Importance of community.- Good will and a desire to be virtuous.

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- List of virtues are small for MacIntyre.- Mixes moral and intellectual virtues into one.- Idea of internal/external goods which are unseparated by Aristotle. - Relates to the ethics of business, therefore more modern?

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