Take agents and their characters to be the primary objects of moral security

Take agents and their characters to be the primary

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Take agents and their characters to be the primary objects of moral security-Morally evaluates the character traits that underwrite agents’ performances of those actions Weaknesses-Does not provide action guiding principles
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-Whereas basis of consequentialist or deontological principles at least provide some kind of basis for morally evaluating actions -Virtue ethics provides no basis for such an evaluationStrengths-Presentation of virtue ethics to follow is formulated with an eye on determining how virtue ethics can help us understand how to live our lives - personal/professional-What kind of understanding can help us make decisions when confronted by morally difficult situationsAristotle’s Virtue Ethics, in Sketch-Nicomachean Ethics: Aristotle reaches the conclusion that the highest good for man is happiness-Fundamental questions are what IS a good person and “What is the best way to liveEudaimonea -Eudaimonea: meant to capture the kind of enduring state that one is when through reasoned activity, one has accomplished a life filled with all the things that make a life wonderful and choice worthy (human flourishing)-The highest good for man, true happiness-Eudaimonea is neither a feeling nor a mood rather a state of being for which any reasonable person would strive-Aristotle claims that eudaimonea is the chief good for man and the end of which all our actions ultimately aim, notion of the role is of reasoned activity-Fudaimoneais a that that is only attainable for rational beings that use their reason to achieve endsWhat is a good person?-What is good X, and what is the characteristic functions of an X?-What the function of a thing depends not upon how it is used or why it was made but on what activity that thing is best suited to do-The particular qualities of each tool make those tools especially suited for certain uses-If a thing X has particular qualities that make it best suited for a certain activity, then that activity is the function of X
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