The Pros And Cons Of Aristotle's Virtue Ethics

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Virtue ethics, a theory created by Aristotle used to make moral decisions. His theory solely relied on individualism, not society, culture or religion. His theory was introduced in ancient Greek times. For Aristotle one should be able to do good without mere pleasure or political since it would be superficial. Virtue ethics is more concerned with how one should live. The question someone might ask when following Virtue of ethics is, " What person should I become" not "what should I do?" These questions do more with the true character and nature of someone rather than, someone basing their actions on right or wrong. Virtue ethics is how a person can become an exceptional person. Aristotle said that those who lived this life would live virtuous, …show more content…
Virtues ethics are based off of people as individuals not as whole groups. It does not solve any questions in ethical crisis. For example, the government cannot base their decisions off of what they feel and think, they have to be able to make the best decision for a better outcome for a group of people. This would not follow ethic virtue because what would be correct in virtue ethics is not correct for the government. It also cannot be applied in all situations. For example, a person cannot be coward fighting in a war just because they are outnumbered. He has to have courage and keep going. The only problem with this is that you have to be both courageous and a coward, so how can you be both if your life and your troops life 's depend on you. Another reason, virtue ethics might fail is because your virtues might be different in comparison to other people. An example for this would be people who live in Israel. They might believe that bombing people is the correct thing we do while we oppose that idea. We cannot be thought virtue 's ways for everyone because people have different …show more content…
We can have ethical decisions by not judging people based off their traditions or religions. This might help keep society together. A person might argue that their moral code is better than another, but this would only destroy the peace between society. They need to be able to set the morals aside, with out any morals, every one would think their ideas are right and everyone else is wrong. With moral codes it is much easier to relate to some people. Virtue Ethics can simply help us because becoming a better person as individual and have a positive impact on our lives. Hopefully one person at time can make a large group of virtuous people, it is said this could not happen but with faith maybe someday it could happen. People need to stop being selfish and start to care about other people. Once people truly stop being selfish and fully understand the virtues of ethics they can they make ethical

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