Paradigmatic Virtue Ethics
In Normative Moral theory
Paradigmatic Virtue Ethics is a type of Virtue Ethics that
proposes the way to inculcate virtue is to choose a morally paradigmatic
example (i.e., a moral saint) and emulate their behavior until virtue becomes second nature to the imitating moral agent.
This is more commonly known as the “What Would _________ do?” approach to moral decision making.