Virtue ethics aristotle moral virtue as a habit that

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Virtue Ethics Aristotle Moral virtue as a habit that allows people to live according to reason; proper control by reason of appetites and inclinations Reason habitually choose the reasonable middle ground, the golden mean, between excess and deficiency More virtues is a mean between two vices, one of excess and the other of deficiency and it aims at hitting the mean in emotions and excess. From Velasquez Edmund Pincoffs Moral virtues are dispositions that are desirable for people to have in the kinds of situations encountered in life, in living and interacting with one another Adapted from Velasquez, 2012
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Aristotle’s Golden Mean The vice of deficiency Virtue (mean) The vice of excess In face of danger, or personal challenge Cowardice Courage Rashness Wealth Meanness Liberality (discriminating generosity) Profligacy Money Miserliness Magnificence (knowing when to spend, how much, and on what) Spendthrift View of self Meekness Magnanimity (being able to feel and display personal pride when it is deserved, but without vanity) Vanity Adapted from Fischer, Lovell, Valero-Silva, 2013
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