Virtue Ethics

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Virtue Ethics
The theory that ethics is all to do with a person's specific moral virtues
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Eudaimonia
What makes people truly happy (defined by Aristotle)
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Golden mean or virtuous mean
The midway point between the vices of excess and deficiency
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Virtuous people
Enjoy doing good so face no moral dilemma (according to Aristotle)
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Continent people
Do the virtuous thing most of the time but have to overcome moral dilemma (according to Aristotle)
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Incontinent people
Face moral conflict but usually choose a vice (according to Aristotle)
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Vicious people
Do not attempt to be virtuous (according to Aristotle)
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Supreme happiness
The end to which virtue theory looks, an end which is both about an individual person's development and the whole community
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Excessive or deficient
Having too much or too little of a characteristic
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Arete
Virtue
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Sophron
Someone who naturally lives in the mean without effort
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Enkrates
Someone who is tempted but can resist through self-restraint
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Akrates
The weak-willed person who is undisciplined or incontinent
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What makes people truly happy (defined by Aristotle)

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Eudaimonia

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The midway point between the vices of excess and deficiency

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Enjoy doing good so face no moral dilemma (according to Aristotle)

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Do the virtuous thing most of the time but have to overcome moral dilemma (according to Aristotle)

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