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Virtue Ethics

Explain the main principle of Virtue Ethics. Discuss the main arguments for both for and against Virtue Ethics. In your opinion, what are its strengths and weaknesses?

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Virtue ethics is a significant approach to normative ethical theory that takes the consideration of character as fundamental to ethical reflection. In other words, Virtue ethics places less emphasis on which rules people should follow and instead focuses on helping people develop good character traits (e.g. kindness and generosity).

Arguments for: Virtue ethics makes an important contribution to our understanding of morality by emphasizing the central role played by ...

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This solution explains the main principle of Virtue Ethics. This solution also further discusses the main arguments for Virtue Ethics and against Virtue Ethics.