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Aristotle first used the term ethics to name a field of study developed by his predecessors ... Aristotle emphasized that virtue is practical, and that the purpose of ethics is to become good, not merely to know. Aristotle ... and that there were logical and natural reasons for humans to behave virtuously, and try to become virtuous.

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Aristotle proposes three criteria to distinguish virtuous people from people who behave in the right way by accident: first, virtuous people know they are behaving  ...

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It is commonly thought that virtues, according to Aristotle, are habits and that the good .... Habits make for repetitive and predictable behavior, but character gives  ...

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Most virtue ethics theories take their inspiration from Aristotle who declared that a virtuous .... Moral theories are concerned with right and wrong behavior. ... much nor too little and is sensitive to the requirements of the person and the situation.

plato.stanford.edu/entries/aristotle-ethics

May 1, 2001 ... Aristotle conceives of ethical theory as a field distinct from the theoretical ... Aristotle follows Socrates and Plato in taking the virtues to be central to a well- lived life. ...... And surely the reason why pleasure is not the criterion to which we .... in mutually beneficial behavior; and one cannot cooperate on these ...

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Jul 18, 2003 ... In the West, virtue ethics' founding fathers are Plato and Aristotle, and in the ..... “ We do not have criteria for goodness in advance of identifying the ..... in rules of conduct, and different cultures have different ideas about what ...

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Jan 15, 2003 ... Both Plato and Aristotle argue that virtuous character requires a ... Recall that Socrates had explained apparently incontinent behavior ..... Instead of making virtue and good character subordinate to the requirements of reason ...

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Virtue ethics is an approach that deemphasizes rules, consequences and particular acts and ... Aristotle calls the virtue of appropriate anger mildness or gentleness. .... we might say that we are unsure whether his conduct expresses the vice of ...

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Introduction The Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle's most important study of personal ... Aristotle's insistence that there are no known absolute moral standards and that any ... The rules of conduct and explanations of virtue and goodness that he  ...

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According to Aristotle, a virtue (arête) is a trait of mind or character that helps us achieve a ... Nicomachean Ethics, Bk 2, Aristotle concentrates on moral virtues, traits of .... form dispositions to feel and behave in certain ways by what we do.