chapter  12
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Virtue Ethics

Virtue Ethics goes back to Plato and Aristotle and focuses not on actions being right or wrong but on how to be a good person. It looks at what makes a good person and the qualities or virtues that make them good. Virtue Ethics is agent-centred morality rather than act-centred – it asks ‘What sort of person ought I to be?’ rather than ‘How ought I to act?’