Virtue TheoryVirtue Theory
Aristotle..s (384-322BC..) principle work on ethics was his virtue theory; virtue being quality of good in human behaviour, which is interpreted as descriptive of behaviour rather than innate qualities and are achieved through training and discipline. His aim was to focus upon these qualities and characteristics of a person, rather than consequences like utilitarianism, or actions we have a duty to perform, resembling deontology; being virtuous is central to morality. He claimed that whenever we do something, we do it to gain an end, and that end of all ends is for the greatest good. But to achieve that end we must practise, then we will improve our skills (virtue), and so become happy and live the good life; the good life being a life of happiness. For Aristotle happiness is our ultimate goal in life, our highest good. Virtuous activity fulfils our proper function, it is satisfying and brings us pleasure, but not as an ultimate end. Physical pleasures
Empiricism is the view that all knowledge is constructed on experience through the traditional five senses, unlike rationalism who believes all knowledge is from reason alone. Empiricism argues that we are born blank, knowing nothing, waiting to be written on by the world of experience. We have no innate knowledge; everything is experience through our actions of the physical world on our sense organs. Our sense experiences form concepts, and because we encounter them we can hold beliefs about it. This may seem insufficient to account for the complication of the mind, since we can form all kinds of concepts nether experienced; but our imagination of these concepts e.g. unicorn are actually created out of elements that come from our experiences, a horse and horn. Empiricism claims our imagination can rearrange basic elements we acquire from experience but cannot invent these elements ourselves. There are sense data; this is basic elements that come in
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