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Virtue-ethics

Which of the ethical theories do you think that moral philosophers should focus on thinking about over the next 10-15 years (see below)? Which ethical issues will you continue to think about over the next 5 years? Please provide reasons for your views.

Six basic ethical theories: virtue, natural law, Kantian, utilitarian, rights (contractarian theory), and feminist care ethics.

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I think that moral philosophers should focus more on thinking about virtue ethics. Unfortunately there seems to be little emphasis or importance placed on character. The idea of doing right because I value virtue is a joke to most people. As a matter of fact the whole concept of right and wrong is pretty much archaic in our culture today. All things seem to be relative and any behavior is permissible as long as I can get away with it. If virtue ethics are not stressed our society will descend into anarchy. Only ...

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The solution provides a perspective-based answer to the philosophical question above (see original problem). It presents 3 likely ethical issues that the author believes will continue over the next 5 years.

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