Virtue Ethics

Revision Test for the Edexcel syllabus on Virtue Ethics

NOTE : THESE QUESTIONS ARE BASED ON THE COURSE NOTES FOR VIRTUE ETHICS THAT CAN BE FOUND HERE. BUT SEE ALSO HERE FOR COMMENTS ON THE ANTHOLOGY EXTRACT FROM ARISTOTLE’S NICOMACHEAN ETHICS AND A COMPARISON WITH KANT (WHICH ARE ALSO INCLUDED IN THE EDEXCEL ETHICS SYLLABUS. THIS TEST (AND MANY OF THE OTHERS ON THIS SITE) SHOULD ALSO …

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Course Notes on Sexual Ethics for Edexcel students Part 3 – A Summary

From the Edexcel Syllabus 3.2 Sexual Ethics  a) The contribution of at least one world religion on issues in sexual ethics, including the teaching of sacred text(s) and understanding of the diversity of religious approaches, sexual relationships in and outside of marriage, including pre-marital sex, adultery, promiscuity, same-sex relationships, including marriage and civil partnership, contraception …

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Course Notes for Edexcel students : Introduction to Sexual Ethics

This introduction should help you to get clearer about your own views about sexual morality in terms of which actions you think are morally right and which are morally wrong. So it’s about finding out where our own boundaries are. Interestingly, a couple of philosophers who have contributed a lot to the debate about sexual …

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Anthology Extract Commentary : Edexcel Paper 2 Extract 3: Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics, Book II, (350 BCE)

NOTE: This commentary (combined with the one on Kant) also covers the following aspect of the Edexcel syllabus: A comparison of the work of Immanuel Kant and Aristotle with regard to Deontology and Virtue Ethics respectively. NOTE: Copyright issues may come into play at this point. So what you will find below are the FIRST …

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Anthology Extract Commentary : Edexcel Paper 2 Extract 2: Immanuel Kant, Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals (1785).

Taken from: Groundwork for the Metaphysics of Morals, translated by Allen W Wood (Yale University Press edition, 2002), Text, second section, pp 29–47. NOTE: This commentary (combined with the one on Aristotle) also covers the following aspect of the Edexcel syllabus: A comparison of the work of Immanuel Kant and Aristotle with regard to Deontology …

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Course Notes for Edexcel students on Virtue Ethics

From the Edexcel specification: Aristotelian virtue ethics – historical and cultural influences on Virtue Ethics from its beginnings to modern developments of the theory, concepts of eudaemonia and living well, the golden mean, development of virtuous character, virtuous role models, vices, contemporary applications of virtue theories. Virtue ethics is the theory that the foundation of …

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