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    Virtue ethics belongs to the branch of philosophy called ethics. Virtue ethics is also a sub branch of normative ethics and it contrasts with disteleology because normative ethics is more concerned about characteristics of a person rather than the moral duties and laws they must abide‚ so Natural Moral Law‚ Kantian ethics and Divine Command are usually dismissed by Virtue Ethics. This ethical theory also contrasts with consequentialism e.g. Utilitarianism which is more focused on results and outcomes

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    “Critically evaluate the view that ethics should be more concerned with who you are than what you do.” Virtue Ethics and the view that ethics should be wholly concerned with a person’s attributes based on the holistic theory of Aristotle and his Golden Mean‚ is a newly accepted theory‚ which looks at a person’s virtues and not their actions. It is a view that directly contrasts with the theories of Kant and Bentham‚ which focus on actions as opposed to the actual person making those actions. Although

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    Virtue Ethics – what it is (AO1 material) • Traced back to the philosopher Aristotle‚ who rejected Plato’s metaphysical account of goodness as a ‘thing in itself’. Aristotle thought that goodness is natural and psychological: just a part of being human. • Virtue Ethics makes ethical behaviour into the aim (telos) of life. • Aristotle puts forward ‘aretaic ethics’ (from the Greek arête – ‘excellence’)‚ stating that developing an excellent character is all-important‚ rather than following a set

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    San Joaquin Valley College Different Approaches to Virtue By Martin P. Aguayo Philosophy 1 C May 13‚ 2010 Virtue Ethics The Greeks though of virtue as excellence‚ but the biggest part of being virtuous is being human. Compassion‚ integrity and courage are some of the virtues that make someone human. Animals do not have a concept of what virtue is‚ so that makes it solely a human act. You never see animals being courteous to each other‚ nor do you see them offer assistance to each other.

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    Ethics for me emphasizes the character in a person rather than rules or consequences. I realize that every action that we take or word that we may say falls under Ethics. I feel by identifying individual’s habits and behaviors will assist in tell what kind of Ethics and morals this individuals has. By understand what your habits and behaviors are‚ will allow you to reach ‘the good life’‚ these habits and behaviors are virtue ethical as Aristotle states (Nash‚ 1999). This type of ethical theory

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    Fried Pataters Mr. Hahn Phil 2310 10 May 2010 Virtue Ethics and Ethics of Care Aristotle and Rita Manning both have different theories when it comes to ethics. Aristotle uses virtue ethics to answer questions about morality whereas Manning uses what is called ethics of caring to do the same thing. Virtue ethics claims people’s actions aim towards the highest good of happiness. From happiness‚ moral virtue stems from reasons governing the desires of the soul. Manning on the other hand believes

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    Virtue Ethics In the field of bioethics‚ Aristotle’s ethics does not have the same practical force as action-based theories‚ especially when the dilemma in question involves deciding whether or not to do some particular action ("pulling the plug" on a patient). In any case‚ there are two ways we can apply the character based approach to bioethics. First‚ the specific healthcare provider (nurse‚ doctor‚ etc.) could continually ask themselves "What kind of character do I want to have as a healthcare

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    Introduction Virtue ethics is a theory used to make moral decisions. It does not rely on religion‚ society or culture; it only depends on the individuals themselves. The main philosopher of Virtue Ethics is Aristotle. His theory was originally introduced in ancient Greek times. Aristotle was a great believer in virtues and the meaning of virtue to him meant being able to fulfil one’s functions. Virtue ethics is not so much interested in the question ’What should I do?’ but rather in the

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    Virtue Ethics: Character-Based Virtues Aristotle and Plato Virtue ethics is grounded in “character traits”. We all have by nature the potential to be moral persons‚ but we need to practice the virtues‚ to cultivate them. Ex. a medical doctor should cultivate virtues such as: compassion‚ discernment‚ trustworthiness‚ integrity‚ benevolence and non-malevolence Kinds of virtues: 1) intellectual (wisdom‚ understanding etc) 2) moral (temperance‚ patience‚ courage etc) An individual

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    Ethics Essay Rhonda Mayer ETH 316 December 2‚ 2012 Renae Szad The main goal of any ethical theory is to do what ’s right and good. All theories involve following moral rules or acting in accordance with chosen ethical values. Sometimes what is right and good‚ the rules‚ or the values are common to different theories. There is overlap in the theories that result in the same conduct in a moral situation although for different reasons under the different applicable theories

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