Virtue Theory - Key defenitions

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Arete
Greek = 'Excellence', how excellence needs to be developed to be a good person. (hence why Virtue ethics can also be called Aretaic ethics)
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A La Mode
Following MacIntyre's work, it would be true to say that virtue ethics has become increasingly popular and influential - the ethical theory 'A La Mode'.
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Eudamonia
Refers to the sate of having a desirable, happy and satisfying life. (Usually translated as 'well being')
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Moral virtue
Virtues concerned with practical life and connected to the irrational side of the brain.
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Intellectual virtue
A trait of though, connected with the rational side of the brain that is acquired though learning and experience.
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Prudence
'PHRONESIS' - allows us to act with the right intention and helps balance our interests with the interests of others
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Intellegence
'NOUS' - Allows us to operate at a higher level
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Technical Skill
'TECHNE' - The practical skill of knowing how to bring something into existence
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Scientific Knowledge
'EPISTEME' - Comprises the facts of the universe
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Wisdom
'SOPHIA' - Cultivated throughout life and is a lifetime achievement
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Cleverness
'DEINTES' - On its own, it can be used unvirtuously - cleverness without judgement can be unscrupulous.
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Understanding
'SUNESIS' - Recognising all the difficulties associated with decision making
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Resourcefulness
'EUBOLIA' - A form of practical wisdom that involves knowing where//how to inquire about something so the best decision can be made.
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Judgement
'GNOME' - Taking into account what is right and just
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'Cardo'
'Hinge' - Related to cardinal virtues
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