Utilitarianism And Virtue Ethics

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Virtue ethicist may be defined as concepts that emphasize the role of character and virtue in moral theory rather than making difference through action. They emphasis on undertakings that encourages or makes a person more generous or benevolent. According to Aristotle virtue are of two kinds; intellectual virtue which originate from birth and grows from teaching and through experience and time. The second one is moral virtue which comes through human habits especially one that is hard to give up, (Aristotle, 1931). It is important to differentiate this from deontologist which uphold the the concept of doing unto others what you want others to do unto you. Utilitarianism in contrast with virtue ethicist emphases on actions that give the maximum benefit to a large number of people as possible.

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We can come to the conclusion that we are required to ensure our relationship with the Earth and it’s inhabitants is just and they’re able to live full, dignified, lives; that we need to ensure our existence as humans is sustainable throughout the future generations to come; that it’s an environmental injustice to not reduce our consumption of especially toxic chemicals; and finally, the quality our person in question seems to lack, is the courage to stand up to the fear and powerlessness we might feel towards those violating the previous three virtues. When lacking that virtue, it’s important to be reminded that many other people succumb to fear, especially with terrifying new scientific knowledge being released on a regular basis showing our carbon impact as a society. Having the courage just gives individuals and societies the strength to persevere through the harder moments of environmental justice. Having all of these very important virtues means someone’s character has the right amount of “eudaimonia” (Mosser,
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