Virtue ethics key words

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  • Virtue ethics key words
    • Golden mean- balance of extremes (excess and deficiency)
    • Vices-opposite to virtues
    • Intellectual virtue-virtues such as reason,skill , prudence and wisdom
    • Aretaic ethics- Greek word for virtue ethics
    • Phronesis-practical wisdom/ balance of self interest
    • Eudaimonia- final goal of all human activity
    • Virtue- habitually doing what is right
    • Cardinal virtue- plato called these traits justice,courage,faith
    • Moral virtues- character qualities such as courage and friendliness


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