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virtue ethics

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHL275H1
Professor
Bialystock
Semester
Fall

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Ethics Lecture September 26, 2011 Virtue Ethics Aristotle • Ethics derived from metaphysics • He thinks that the function of humans is to be happy; to be the best happiest people we can be • Instrumental goods are goods that are good for something else; • External instrumental goods: goods you don’t have any control over such as good birth [what kind of family you are born into], beauty • Eudaimonia: happiness but not in the ‘party’ sense, but happiness in the sense of complete thriving of being the best person you can be and being complete and having everything you need • Even if we could know about the form of the good, what would that tell us ab
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