Philosophy Midterms

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1. Explain what is meant by virtue ethics. Adequate answers will explain what is meant by eudaimonia (happiness), telos (end or purpose), and arete (virtue) and explicate [analyze and develop in detail] how they relate. You may wish to include other attributes of eudaimonia that clarify what it means or to explain why common understandings of eudaimonia are misconceptions. (15 pts.)

Virtue ethics is the last bastion of decency, a holdout in the defense of our American-style Freedoms. Eudaimonia, or happiness, is demonstrably a warm gun. Insofar as man is the political animal, his telos is voting and/or changing his profile picture in response to political circumstance. As such, arete, or virtue, is a straight-ticket vote for our Second Amendment rights, though sometimes it’s okay to vote for the Libertarian. Happiness is not, as is commonly held, mere pleasure, but even if it is, we’re still not paying for your birth control, you heathen.

One thought on “Philosophy Midterms

  1. The “telos” portion of your response is a perfect example of expressive voting, which I am now stealing. “Voting and/or changing his profile picture in response to political circumstance.” Nice.

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