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09/04/2019

what is virtue ethics? ?

QUESTION
what is virtue ethics? ?
what is virtue ethics im writing and essay and trying to explain it out of the regular context that im reading it from.

ANSWER
It is the ethics concerned with the question how to become a good man/woman. It is about features of a person, not of an act. The classical thinkers (Plato, Aristotle) were thinking of ethics as virtue ethics. When a person was raised the proper way his personality would have the just features and therefore he would know how to act in a just way.

Later thinkers came with ethics based on acts: the question now became which acts are just and not which features made a person just.

Both visions don’t bite each other. It’s just another perspective.