PHL 201 Chapter Notes -Virtue Ethics

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Published on 18 Apr 2013
School
Ryerson University
Department
Philosophy
Course
PHL 201
PHL 201 week 10 (March 26th)
TUESDAY
- Free will
J’Holbach
Aristotle
ETHICS
- Involves morality, the issue of right and wrong
- Values
- The study of morality ; the study of the philosophical of the underpinning
- Virtue and vice what morality is about
- What we have to do if we are going to be just, temperate, courageous, wise
- Its what we have to do if we are going to be fully human
- Or the types of things we have to do to be fully human
- It’s a manner of how to treat other people
- What do we owe those things that are not human?
o Only owe
o “I wouldn’t misuse a horse”
o “I don’t flake a cat” – because to do so would be inhuman
- not about what it does to the object or human, but what it does/shows about a
person
3 ethic branches:
Virtue ethics Aristotle
- How do you become a good person? by developing a good character, how do you
do that and why is it necessary?
o Your character speaks to what you will do in the future
o How do you develop?
Virtue vs. vice
Virtue for the ancients “an excuse to beat up on women”
Need for woman to keep her virtue how do you keep your
virtue? by not having sex, by not doing something, absence
of action
If you don’t keep your virtue, you are viewed as a bad person or
“harlot”
Your character is now “easy”
Your virtue is beyond repair therefore you are damaged
goods” and are judged as being a bad character forever
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Involves morality, the issue of right and wrong. The study of morality ; the study of the philosophical of the underpinning. Virtue and vice what morality is about. What we have to do if we are going to be just, temperate, courageous, wise. Or the types of things we have to do to be fully human. Its what we have to do if we are going to be fully human. It"s a manner of how to treat other people: only owe, i wouldn"t misuse a horse , i don"t flake a cat because to do so would be inhuman. Not about what it does to the object or human, but what it does/shows about a person. Virtue for the ancients an excuse to beat up on women . By not having sex, by not doing something, absence of action. If you don"t keep your virtue, you are viewed as a bad person or.

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