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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHILOS 1B03
Professor
Stefan Rodde
Semester
Winter

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Virtue Ethics- Aristotle 9/24/2013 9:34:00 PM Virtue ethics Aristotle  self oriented  doing what will please you  right thing- good life, the happiness/self interested o not selfish  why be ethical why be moral? Human Actions  human action is a goal oriented o we act for the sake of an end  what is the ultimate goal of human action? o to achieve a good life Good life  what is required for a good life? o externals  health  completeness  economic  well being o activity  you have to be doing things to live a good life  activity of the soul o virtue virtue and vice  virtue=excellence  virtues are the qualities of a thing which enable it to perform its function well o knife: function – to cut  purpose-to cut things well  virtues- balance, sharpness, length, a sturdy handle  vices- rust, dull blade, loose handles  human beings engage in many activities
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