virtue ethic discussion

virtue ethic discussion

In this forum, I want you to consider these issues. In particular, is it the case that happiness is the ultimate goal of human action? Can you think of any examples where people act in such a way that is both right and good, but is motivated by reasons that are not connected to happiness (or flourishing)? Also, what do you think about the connection between happiness and virtue? Does the sort of enduring, flourishing, self-sufficient happiness that Aristotle imagines come from virtuous action? Can you think of examples where it does not? More generally, do you think Aristotle has the right idea about virtue and ethics? Where do you think he misses the boat?