How Can I Be a Better Person? On Virtue Ethics

I was asked a few years ago to write this chapter for an open-source textbook.

This chapter explores a variety of approaches to the question of moral virtue and what it means to be a good person. It examines four ethical systems that revolve around the concept of virtue: Aristotle’s virtue ethics, Aquinas’s Christian version of Aristotelian virtue ethics, Buddhist virtue ethics, and Chinese virtue ethics. Each will be presented as a different way of understanding what it might mean to live as a good…



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