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Ethics remains an integral part of human civilization. In simple terms, ethical practices
encompass the ability to discern between wrong and right as well as the willingness to embrace
the good. The consensus view is that moral virtues comprise of specified codes of conduct that
encourage appropriate behavior and discourage the proliferation of irrational behaviors. Every
individual is expected to have a perfect knowledge of these codes of conduct and ensure that they
engage in activities that promote the codes. On the contrary, virtue ethics focuses on the
development of qualities that support righteous actions and accurately depicts the ability to do
good as a motivation to work hard and do more good to other people. According to virtue ethics,
once a person has acquired benevolence, for instance, that person will then habitually act in a
benevolent manner1. The problem is that people usually find it difficult to lead a righteous life
because they do not understand the virtue ethics. Aristotle, one of the greatest philosophers in
history, argues that virtue is a habit that can be learned, as well as gained through practice2.
Although virtue theorists have attempted to explain the moral virtues through education, they
have failed to consider the ability of the moral agent to develop moral qualities out of the urge to
do well. Therefore, Aristotle views virtue ethics as a moral framework that enables people to
develop through intellectual and moral qualities so that they can derive happiness, satisfaction,
and commitment from doing good without concentrating on their endowments.
Aristotle established an enduring framework for virtue ethics by proposing a set of
plausible assumptions regarding the manner in which it should proceed. What we ought to do? Is
the central question, which concerns modern ethical theorists? Aristotle, although he was not the
first Greek virtue ethicists, was the first philosopher to establish virtue ethics as a distinct
philosophical discipline. The ethical turn in Greek philosophy began with Socrates, who shunned
speculations regarding the natural world as well as focused exclusively on ethics, a brand of
ethics we now call “virtue ethics.”3
Virtue ethics, as the name suggests, involves a pattern of thought plus behavior on high
moral standards, and how this pattern relates to the overall well-being of the moral agent.
Generally, it questions how we should live our lives with an eye to living well through managing
our characters. Socrates’s student, Plato, inherited this project, as did Aristotle from Plato. While
Aristotle might not have invented virtue ethics but he can be credited for establishing it as a
distinct philosophical discipline. His book, “Nicomachean Ethics,” set the terms within which
diverse competing approaches to virtue ethics have been debated.
The goal of moral development for Aristotle is to become virtuous. Aristotle provides a
partial description of the virtuous person. According to the philosopher, “a virtuous person
performing virtuous acts, has to have knowledge, must choose the acts, as well as choose them
for their own sakes, and his/her actions have to proceed from a firm and unchangeable character”
Harman, Gilbert. "Moral philosophy meets social psychology: Virtue ethics and the fundamental attribution error."
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Küçükuysal, Bahadır, and Erhan Beyhan. "Virtue ethics in Aristotle’s Nicomachean ethics." Journal of Human
Sciences8, no. 2 (2011): 43-51.
Aristotle. The Complete Works of Aristotle: The Revised Oxford Translation. Edited by Jonathan Barnes. Princeton:
Princeton University Press, 1995.
(1105a31-33)4. Aristotle lists five components of virtue in this passage. Apparently, the
knowledge of a virtuous agent consists in it true beliefs about the acts that are virtuous and the
correct account of why such acts are virtuous. Therefore, virtue includes both the capability to
identify virtuous acts in a certain situation and an understanding of th...