Virtue Ethics: Objectives and Readings
Some philosophers have said we should figure out what act is right only as a secondary issue. The important first questions should be about character. We should figure out who the good people are. Only then can we ask what a good person would do in our situation — exactly the "What Would Jesus Do?" approach, except that philosophers don't necessarily pick Jesus as the ethical model. Aristotle proposed this sort of approach, which has had a resurgence of popularity in the last few decades.
OPTIONAL: View online introductory lecture on Aristotle's ethics by Professor Lawrence Hinman of the University of San Diego.
After studying this material, you should be able to:
You will write about Aristotle's ethics for your final paper.
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