Putting Virtue Ethics to the Test

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No MLA style needed, no sources needed, opinion based, extremely short responses is all that is required.

Read, consider, and answer the following questions:

1. The question virtue ethics tries to answer is: "How should I live?” The answer is: "Flourish by cultivating your virtues!” But what is a virtue? Is it a feature of our character? Is it a disposition to act in a certain way in determinate situations? Is it something more complex? What are the strengths and weaknesses of virtue ethics?

2. In the Apology, what is Socrates' view of death? How it is possible that Socrates, having been condemned to death, still believes that "a good person can suffer no evil."

3. You’re in the Fitzgerald Parking Garage and walking toward your car. You notice a wallet next to a car door three cars down from where you’re parked. No one is around. You look around to see if anyone is heading for their car. There’s no one. The place is absolutely empty. You pick up the wallet and find $600 in cash in it, plus driver’s license, student I.D., and some credit cards. You could easily take the cash and put the wallet back down on the ground, or could there be other options open to you? What do you do? How do virtue ethics impact your decision?

4. You have just fallen for your best friend’s girlfriend/boyfriend. You know your friend is crazy about this young person --- that’s all your friend talks about. Your friend has even brought up marriage as a possibility. But when your best friend brings their girlfriend/boyfriend over all you can think about is her/him.

The girlfriend/boyfriend recently gave you signals as well that they are interested. You now know in your heart that this is the one for you.

Make a case for trying to take your best friend’s girlfriend/boyfriend from them. In other words, you think it's morally right to do this --- "all is fair in love and war."

Post your thoughts and comments to all the above.

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School: Carnegie Mellon University

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5th June 2018


When defining virtue, one immediately thinks of rationality. In every society,
rational behavior according to their perception is influenced by beliefs and past
cultural practices, religion etc., which in turn informs the formulation of values
within which the members shall conduct themselves while thriving in the said
society. These values continually upheld, form into virtuous habits hence any
member operating outside the set parameters is considered to be involved in vice.
Essence also plays a big part in influencing what is considered to be virtue. One is
born into the world subconsciously aware that certain acts/behaviors are
considered to be virtues and vice versa. Virtues may differ slightly from one
society to another based on their influences that informed rational behavior. These
virtues are then inculcated into children thus forming uni...

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