Virtue Ethics

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  • Created on: 01-03-16 09:37

1. Eudaimonia is...

  • It is our ‘final end’, and desirable for it's own sake
  • A state of mind
  • Innate and predetermined from birth
  • It is desirable for the sake of other things, eg. weath
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2. What is Aristotle's practical wisdom?

  • The quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgement; the quality of being wise.
  • An intellectual virtue, expressed through deliberation and which aims at making good choices.
  • Achieving the right end, whatever the means
  • A theoretical virtue which aims at truth.

3. Which is a correct illustration of his function argument?

  • A good knife is one that performs its characteristic activity well (cuts), possessing certain virtues (sharpness) enable it to do this.
  • It is our duty to fulfill our function and be good
  • Do you even function?
  • Mental states equal functional states

4. What is the name Aristotle's book that he wrote about Ethics in?

  • Treatise of Human Nature
  • Principia Ethica
  • Nicomachean Ethics
  • Ethica Mathmatica

5. What is Arete?

  • Good Life
  • Virtue
  • Function
  • Character

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