Major Alternatives of Right Action

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Margeaux Marks Philosophy 2020: Introduction to Ethics Professor LeBlanc Major Alternatives of Right Action Every philosopher has a different understanding of ‘true’ moral ethics and everything those ethics entail. This, in turn, leads to many conflicting philosophies, none of which any closer to being proven true. But despite the lack of substantial proof, each author has his own idea of the purpose of life and how we as humans should live. The idea of virtue is an important part of several philosophies, each with its own take on what it means to be virtuous and how one can achieve this. Going along with the idea of virtue, all philosophies have a basic concept of right action that distinguishes the good from the bad. All philosophers, from Lao Tzu to Ayn Rand, have their own unique interpretation on how humans can know what exactly what right action consists of. To illustrate the one of a kind view each author has, I will compare and contrast Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics with John Stuart Mill’s Utilitarianism . The reason I have chosen to compare Aristotle and Mill is because both viewpoints are alike in one big aspect. Even though each author has his own means of how one should live his life, both Aristotle and Mill do share the belief that ultimately we as humans strive to find
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