Virtue Ethics And Its Understanding Of Moral Life

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Virtue ethics initially emerged as a rival to deontology and consequentialism. Virtue ethics makes a claim about the main role of virtue and character in its understanding of moral life and uses it to answer such questions, "How should I live? What kind of person should I be?" There are three main paths of Virtue. Eudemonism commonly known as happiness, is the classical formulation of Virtue Ethics “…because she believes that acting thus on this occasion will help her to achieve eudaimonia” . It holds that the aim of human life is happiness and that one can achieve it by practicing virtue in one 's everyday actions, to which one should act within wisdom to resolve any conflict that may happen, Indeed, such a virtuous life would in itself constitute happiness, which should be seen as an objective. It is characterized by the well-lived life. 
A virtue is a habit or quality that allows individuals to succeed at their purpose. Aristotle, who is the main philosopher of virtue ethic, categorized the virtues as moral virtues and intellectual virtues. Aristotle further argued that each of the “moral virtues was a golden mean, or desirable middle ground, between two undesirable extremes.” In addition, Feminist writers originally developed the Ethics of Care during the 20th Century. It was focusing on the principal that men think in masculine terms such as power and Autonomy, whereas women think in more nourishing terms. It calls for a change in how we view morality and
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