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
  • It is desirable for the sake of other things, eg. weath
  • A state of mind
  • Innate and predetermined from birth
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2. What fallacy does Aristotle commit in his function argument?

  • Fallacy of composition
  • Slippery Slope
  • Masked Man Fallacy
  • Appeal to Authority

3. What is Aristotle's practical wisdom?

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

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

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

5. What is the doctrine of the mean

  • Always being mediocre and boring
  • Always be unkind and spiteful
  • Avoiding excess and deficiency in favor of temperance
  • The value obtained by dividing the sum of several quantities by their number


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