Virtue Ethics- Aristotle 9/24/2013 9:34:00 PM
doing what will please you
right thing- good life, the happiness/self interested
o not selfish
why be ethical why be moral?
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
what is required for a good life?
you have to be doing things to live a good life
activity of the soul
virtue and vice
virtues are the qualities of a thing which enable it to perform its
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