Aristotle 's Ethics And Ethics Essay

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Anna says that people desire a conclusive theory on ethics. It is human nature to demand a clear path that does not meander into oblivion. Matters Ethics and Morality take twists and turns that seem to end in no specific action plan. Philosophers that came after J.S mill, Bentham, Kant, Aristotle and many more have strived to find a conclusive theory to Ethics. Ethics and any other branch of Philosophy has proven to be so problematic. Applicability of Ethics peddled by recent philosophers might prove to be as futile as before. Anyway, an objective look at virtue Ethics is still desirable. The recognition of virtue by modern society shows that Aristotle’s is impactful and necessary just as it was before. Major religions today still observe virtue. Modern day ethics scholars pain themselves with looking for systematic action plans on ethics. Ethics is no longer the domain of pragmatic thinkers, but empiricists who wish to disentangle this riddle. In this paper, I will show how Aristotle’ ethics can be applied to modern contexts through Julia Anna’s proposal. I will also argue why applying Virtue Ethics in universal scale is almost impossible.
Julia Annas mentions what every naïve scholar of Ethics think about; ethical theories, especially virtue ethics are not conclusive neither do they offer an action plan for any ethical dilemma. Ethics is relative, virtue is a generic term interpreted differently by different cultures around the world. What is with today is morality

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