ACTION AND VIRTUE
focuses on the rightness and wrongness of
of the individual.
Accordingly, it is concerned with the question of
what kind of person
the individual should be.
Aristotle (384-322 B.C.E.) said that the
person is the
person. Thus, for Aristotle, ethics is concerned withthe virtues or what is virtuous.
For Aristotle, as for Socrates and Plato before him, thequestion is
a person virtuous, or “
What traits of character
make one a good person?”