Ethics section 3 Final
What is Aristotle's virtue ethics.
we fulfill our distinctive function as human being which is to live in accordance with reason.
Aristotles purpose of being human
to seek happiness - eudaimonia
being fulfilled as human beings
What are Aristotle two virtues and how are they acquired
Intellectual virtue - teaching
Moral virtue - practice
Aristotle 4 things to flourish as a human being
1. practice of moral virtue
2. sufficent material posessions
3. good physical health
4. close freindships
What is the Doctrine of mean
a virtuous act or feeling that achieves the proper balance between excess and deficiency
explain how virtue ethics is relative not subjective
Obligation virtues vs. good promoting vs. limiting virtues with examples.
obligation - fulfill moral obligations ex. promise keeping
good promoting virtues - serve to promote specific values or goods ex. generosity
Limiting Virtues - serve to control or manage our inclinations and feelings (courage)
explain how limiting virtues are neutral with regard to virtue and vice
because it can be both a virtue or a vice. NO moral value purely in themselves.
What are three different categories for virtues?