3virtuebasedethicsaretaicethics 3virtuebasedethics

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Unformatted text preview: produces the greatest amount of good consequences for the greatest amount of people. 3. Virtue­based ethics (aretaic ethics, 3. Virtue­based ethics ( Aristotelian ethics): an action is right if it is the action of a good person, i.e. someone trained in virtue and guided by practical moral wisdom (phronesis). Virtues are excellences of character which enable one to realize the goods intrinsic to a practice. These three theories apply to different These three theories apply to different aspects of the ethical situation: Virtue ethics applies to the character of the agent. Duty based ethics applies to the motives and conduct of the agent. Consequences­based ethics applies to the consequences of our actions and choices. Good ethical decision­making will Good ethical decision­making will make use of all three modes of analysis...
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