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    Virtue ethics revolves around an individual’s character traits, which often times crosses over to one’s career, or in this case engineering. According to Aristotle, if a person has obtained certain virtues, it will be reflected in their behavior. Engineers have a responsibility to protect the public from harm, as well as promote the public’s wellbeing. Therefore, an engineer must contain several vital character traits, or virtues, in order to perform their job accordingly. In this paper, virtue ethics

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    Mackinnon Virtues

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    We have learned about Virtue which focuses on individual traits while ethics is a more general approach to how people handle what’s right and what’s wrong. In the same unit we learned Mackinnon defined Virtue ethics as being focused on individual traits. On the other hand other theories take a general focus on how we decided what’s right and wrong. Mackinnon defines virtues as having good traits while the term virtuous is defined as a morally good person. Most of the theories that we have studied

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    Virtue Virtues contribute to people’s actions in today’s society. Society as a whole has a common set of virtues that many people agree on. In today’s society, these are known as laws. Virtues also mold the individual outlook on life, and give them the moral’s to do what is right. In The Republic, Plato divides the city into three classes: gold, silver, as well as bronze and iron souls. Each class is designated to posses a specific virtue. He believes that wisdom, courage, moderation, and justice

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    Virtue Ethics

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    Introduction Virtue ethics is a theory used to make moral decisions. It does not rely on religion, society or culture; it only depends on the individuals themselves. The main philosopher of Virtue Ethics is Aristotle. His theory was originally introduced in ancient Greek times. Aristotle was a great believer in virtues and the meaning of virtue to him meant being able to fulfil one's functions. Virtue ethics is not so much interested in the question 'What should I do?' but rather in the

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    The Scrutiny of Virtue

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    The Scrutiny of Virtue Virtue is a mean condition which falls between the extremes of excess and deficiency which are both subject to vices. Either of those two vices, or the practices of base behaviors, happen to rely on the virtue that one aims for. For instance, courage is a virtue of which cowardice and rashness are the deficiency and excess of respectively. Evidence of this is seen in Book II, Chapter 9 of Nichomachean Ethics where Aristotle mentions “…virtue of character is a mean condition

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    Civic Virtue

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    Civic virtue is morality or a standard of righteous behavior in relationship to a citizen's involvement in society. An individual may exhibit civic virtue by voting. For people that have civic virtue they contribute and help out our country for the greater good. They also have to be selfless and caring to the citizens of their country. It is for them to do something that benefits the country from ending a war to helping out a good cause or organization. This selfless organization shows its civic

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    Virtue In Hamlet

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    incongruous with the events and judgments made throughout the play, as the theme of deceit reigns over that of virtue. While the play progresses, the characters demonstrate a growing struggle for virtue and lose the power to be true to their own selves, thus compromising their abilities to uphold justice. As actualities regarding King Hamlet’s death become apparent, either truthfulness and virtue, or the ability to maintain justice is compromised. This concept is especially present in considering Hamlet’s

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    Virtue In The Meno

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    In the Meno, Socrates finds the meaning of the word virtue in terms of human wisdom. This definition pursues a further question which is “what makes the quest for wisdom possible?” (Gallagher, Commentary on the Meno). In the beginning of the dialogue, Meno asks Socrates if virtue can be taught. Socrates says that doesn’t have a complete and comprehensive understanding of virtue. This is an example of human wisdom, knowing that you don’t know something. Hannah Arendt is a very famous philosopher

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    Gouging And Virtue

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    There is always a debate when it comes to price gouging and virtue because it can cause many problems/dilemma in our society. Price gouging occurs when goods and services are being charged more than the normal amount, which happens in a natural disaster. An example that was mentioned in the book was that in the aftermath of Hurricane Charley, generators that go for $250 were now raised to $2000 (Sandel, 2009, p. 3). The concept of virtue is what society wants to encourage in a community such as good

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    Socrates and Virtue

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    At the beginning of Meno Socrates and Meno are discussing what they think the true definition of virtue is. They debate over this matter for quite some time and Meno continues to throw definitions, of what he thinks virtue is, at Socrates. It seems like every time Meno would come up with what he thought virtue was Socrates would shoot it down. Socrates would not come out and say this is not right, he would merely ask him a series of questions in order for Meno to realize it on his own. One after

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