Virtue Ethics: Principles, Application & Examples


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What is virtue ethics?

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1. Who explained virtues as the mean of two extremes?

2. What is an objection to using virtue ethics?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this five-question quiz and worksheet to assess what you know about virtue ethics. You should know the name of the person who defined virtue as the mean of two extremes, and be familiar with various other aspects of this topic.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • The definition of 'virtue ethics'
  • Virtues as the average of two extremes
  • An objection to the use of virtue ethics
  • Responding to someone being harassed based on virtue ethics
  • Making a choice based on what is right or ethical

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define a main phrase, such as virtue ethics
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about what virtue ethics aims to achieve and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about making the right or ethical choice

Additional Learning

You can learn even more about this topic by studying the lesson titled Virtue Ethics: Principles, Application & Examples. Here's a quick look at topics covered:

  • Major approaches to ethics
  • The view of an exemplarist
  • Examples of how to apply virtue ethics