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7 heavenly virtues
modern and contemporary additions
compassion, caring, conscientiousness
integrity, discernment, trustworthiness
Focal virtues: important to mortality
shift from action to character
A morally virtuous person has consistent moral action and a morally appropriate desire.
*"they'll always make good decisions b/c they have these virtuous traits"
all are the same
all have shared goals
everyone is the same, human nature predictable
end justifies the means. End is good or bad, not action
: people choose actions to maximize the overall good
e.g. don't have to tell the truth all the time
: people choose rules to maximize the overall good
e.g. have to tell the truth all the time
everyone is different, reasonable ethics
the act is right or wrong
: any right action can reasonably become a law that everyone should always follow
: put others first, don't use them as means to achieve your ends. Make means to achieve their ends.
EVERYONE is rational to the same degree, can make autonomous decisions