Virtue Ethics is a theory that tries to determine right from wrong by looking to a group of desirable charter traits traits (AKA: Virtues) they want to embody. An example of possible virtues might be Justice, Wisdom, Courage, or Compassion. Virtue Ethicists seek to embody virtue in both there thoughts and there actions.
- Confucianism - The superior man is the virtues man.
- Aristotelianism - The foundation of most modern virtue ethics.
- Roman Stoicism - My friend who cares for nothing but virtue.
- Christian Theocracy - Keep the fruits of the spirit friend.
- Moralism - To be moral is to be virtuous.
- Nietzscheanism - Values things like bravery and creativity, but tends to dismiss me when I talk about the need for compassion and honesty.
- Utilitarianism - Sometimes acknowledges the need for virtues, but thinks overall happiness is more important.
- Kantianism - Sometimes acknowledges the need for virtues, but thinks duty is more important.
- Hedonism - It's not enough just to have pleasure! You need to be virtuous to! There's nothing wrong with pleasure in and of it's self tho.
- Nihilism - We can find meaning through living a good life.
- Egoism - Say's that "virtue is a spook," whatever that means.
The Case for Virtue Ethics! (InspiringPhilosophy)