Virtue Ethics

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What idea does virtue ethics concentrate on?
THeidea of the person/human character and asks how you can be a better person.
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What does the term Ethikos mean?
Concerned with the ethical charater of an individual rather than the individual's actions.
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Is virtue ethics deontologial or teleological?
Neither! because it doesnt focus on actions or rules, it is concerned with personality.
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What is a quote from Aristotle about virtue ethics? ("we are not concerned...")
"We are not concerned to know what goodness is but how to become good people, since otherwise our enquiry woud be useless."
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What is MacIntire's view of virtue ethics?
The ethical condition is not the condition of having a certain right theory; rather the ethical condition is having a certain character."
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What three things does virtue ethics reject?
Natural Law, Kant, Divine Command Theory
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What is Eudamonia?
Human Flourishing
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Who said we were trying to achieve Eudamonia?
Aristotle
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What is the quote made by Aristotle about human flourishing? ("Excellence is an art won..")
"Exellence is an art won by training nd habituation. We do not act rightly because we rather have those because we have acted rightly. Excellence, then is not an act but a habit."
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What are intellectual virtues?
Virtues of the mind - Such as the ability to uderstand, reason and make a sounf judgement. These can be taught like logic.
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