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The Nature of Virtues Alasdair MacIntyre Natural Law Theory and Virtue Ethics
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Ethics and Ethical Theory Is a systematic exposition of a particular view about what is the nature and basis of good and right . Ethical Theory Ethical Principle Ethical Judgment Basic Justification Values and Why? A choice/dilemma
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Ethical Theory Theories that exemplify different approaches to doing ethics It Judges Actions in terms of: MOTIVE ACT ITSELF CONSEQUENCE In order for us to discuss the concept of VIRTUE ETHICS, we also need to make a more profound and fundamental distinction/ clarification relevant to VIRTUE
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Virtue Ethics and Natural Law Theory
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Virtue Ethics Virtue Ethics, or virtue-based ethics, maintains that the development of human virtue is the fundamental concern of ethics. For Virtue ethics it is more important the goodness of the person than the goodness or rightness of the act. In Virtue ethics the major concern is whether an individual is good or bad according to the virtues or vices they possess. Virtues and vices are disposition to act in morally acceptable or unacceptable ways.
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The Concept of Virtue A Relativistic conception Virtues can be specified in an objective Non-relativistic way. A Moral Debate, that is not only an Individual Debate but most important a Political Debate.
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Ethical Relativism Ethical Values and beliefs are relative to the various individuals and societies: There is no objective right or wrong. Morality is a matter of subjective opinion. There is no realm of objective moral truth. Personal or Individual Ethical Relativism: The moral outlook and attitude of individual persons. Social and Cultural Relativism: Values vary from society to society – if an individual wants to decide what is Right/Wrong, he or she must look at the norms of the society.
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