The Four Ways to Learn and Practice Virtue Ethics

[image: Socrates, bust carved by Victor Wager from a model by Paul Montford, University of Western Australia, Crawley, Western Australia, Wikipedia]

We need virtue ethics. That’s the bottom line of an article by Martin Butler, who argues that we should teach virtue ethics to our kids and to ourselves. He observes that a lot of contemporary discussions about ethics induce, especially in young people, what he terms “a kind of paralysis of neutralism, a kind of ‘some people say this and others say that,’” which is detrimental to our moral development as…

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