Rosalind Hursthouse – Virtue Theory and Abortion

These are my notes from the reading, rather than a summary. Part I Deontology: link between right action moral rule rationality Utilitarianism consequences happiness Virtue Ethics right action virtuous agent Criticism of Virtue Ethics (VE) The concept of eudaimonia is too obscure the theory is circular VE is concerned w/ character and not action VE… Continue reading Rosalind Hursthouse – Virtue Theory and Abortion

Aristotle – Nichomachean Ethics – Book II

Chapter 1: Lets talk about virtue. There are two kinds of virtues: virtues of character, and virtues of thinking. Virtues of thinking come from teaching, time, and experience. Virtues of character come from habit, not nature. Virtues are appropriated by exhibiting them, which is why it is essential for a virtuous person to have been… Continue reading Aristotle – Nichomachean Ethics – Book II

Aristotle – Nicomachean Ethics – Book V

Humans find the potential for excellence in the city, but not without justice. Justice plays an important part in the ordering of the business and political associations in a city. There are two forms of justice: lawfulness and equality. Equality is giving one what one deserves. If one is exchanging goods, the character of justice… Continue reading Aristotle – Nicomachean Ethics – Book V