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Department
Philosophy
Course
PP224
Professor
Melany Banks
Semester
Winter

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March 12 2014 Virtue Ethics. Cont.  Environmental Virtue Ethics ­ Humilty ­ Gratitude ­ Sensitivity Frasz, “Benevolence..” ­ Benevolence as an environmental virtue ­ Definition: the quality of being well meaning; Kindness ­ A collection of virtues: o Compassion,  Usually a reaction to suffering o Friendship, o Kindness, o Generosity, o And often affection A Benevolent Act 1. The agent engages in an imaginative reconstruction of the life of the other 2. The agent attempts to determine what is in the best interests of the other  3. The agent is motivated to act with the best interest of the other In mind  ­ Benevolence as Environmental Virtue: o Active and consistent concern for the wellbeing of human and non  human others  Additional Virtues: ­ Sensitivity ­ Persistence ­ Patience ­ Thoroughness ­ Continuous attentiveness ­ Humility ­ Openness How do we find such a person? Look for pattern of behaviour over a lifetime Something that we work on continuously, cannot be benevolent on Tuesdays and  not on Thursdays Problems? 1. Can we be compassionate towards a non­sentient entity ? a. Talking about plants and systems  b. Can only feel compassion for entities that can suffer c. Benevolence is a collection of virtues, another virtue may apply in the  case of non­sentience 2. Can we imaginatively enter the life of a non­conscious, non­human other? a. Try to i
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