NonRelativeVirtuesAristotelianApproach

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A Non-Relative Virtues: An Aristotelian Approach Martha Nussbaum
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Aristotelian Ethics. .. “… ethics is not an exact science, any more than are medicine and the art of navigation; and consequently the rules of conduct that it lays down are only of general validity, and their application must vary with the circumstances of the particular occasion , and be modified by the discretion of the agent .” Nicomachean Ethics, Book 1, Chapter 2
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Aristotle: A defender of moral Virtues “Aristotle’s Ethics combine rigor and concreteness, theoretical power with sensitivity to actual circumstances of human life and choice, in the multiplicity of variety and mutability.” Is virtue-based ethics a return to Relativism?
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Nussbaum, page 440 “… all [traditions] connect virtue ethics with a relativistic denial that ethics, correctly understood, offers any trans-cultural norms justifiable with reference to reasons of universal human validity , with reference to which we may appropriately criticize different local conception of the good.” “If the position of women, as established by local traditions in many parts of the world, is to be improved, if traditions of slave holding racial
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