Exam IV Virtue Ethics
- Eudaimonistic Virtue Ethics
- moral saint
- Nicamachean Ethics
- Aretaic Ethics
- Paradigmatic Virtue Ethics
- the golden mean
- Pluralistic Ethics
Names to Know:
- Susan Wolf
- Geoffrey Warnock
- William Frankena
Things to Know: short answer, listing, and essay
- What is the distinction between moral virtue and non-moral virtue?
- According to Aristotle, what is the final goal of human life?
- What are the three types of lives (or souls) listed by Aristotle?
- According to Aristotle, how are human beings best described (i.e., what distinguishes humans from other animals)?
- What are the two types of Virtue listed by Aristotle and what are the differences between them?
- How do we achieve Virtue, according to Aristotle?
- According to the Greeks, what are the four Cardinal Virtues?
- According to Paradigmatic Virtue Ethics, how do we become virtuous?
- What is the fundamental difference between Consequentialist/Deontological and Virtue theories of ethics?
- According to Pojman, there are four problems with action based ethical theories that Virtue Ethics attempts to resolve; what are they?
- Geoffrey Warnock claims there are four social virtues. What are they?
- According to Susan Wolf, moral saints can be described in two alternative ways; what are they?
- Explain why Wolf thinks Paradigmatic Virtue Ethics is an unacceptable moral theory (i.e., explain why she thinks it undesirable to be a moral saint).
- Explain Frankena's objection to Virtue Ethics
- How does Frankena propose to "fix" Virtue Ethics?
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