Virtue Ethics Research Paper

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Virtue ethics originates from the pagan Greeks. Aristotle, in his Nichomachean Ethics, articulates virtue ethics fully. A virtue or virtues are moral principles discovered by reason, acquired by practice, in a community of character. We as humans first learn about morality, about what is good or what is bad within a community of character. This community of character is composed of our family, friends, and society, assuming they are all not dysfunctional. In this community of character we learn these moral principles. However, being taught these moral principles is not enough. We have to reason through why certain acts are wrong and why some are good and be able to put into practice and work through these principles. In virtue ethics one is

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