Virtue Ethics

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1. Guess the Aristotle quote

  • “It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important."
  • “Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.”
  • "Human good turns out to be activity of soul in accordance with virtue"
  • “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can't practice any other virtue consistently.”
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2. What, for Aristotle, does a good life consist of?

  • Wealth
  • Pleasure
  • Building a virtuous character
  • Honour

3. Eudaimonia is...

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

4. 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

5. What is Aristotle's practical wisdom?

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

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