ETHC 323 Discussion 2

ETHC 323 Discussion 2 Liberty University

Topic: Aristotle

Always read critically! Be mindful that the textbook authors have their own idiosyncratic perspectives. Typically they are naturalist, but not Christian. You are exploring the secular mindset in which public policy is conducted.

Answers to the following question require that you be succinct. This means you have to analyze and critically distill the essence of the reading. Imagine that you have only 5 minutes to explain your answer to the President of the United States. Both details and inaccuracies are your hazards in this situation.

Answer the questions from Richter, Why Be Good? but use the ideas from other required readings, where appropriate, to support your answer.

  • Can we understand the natural world without thinking in terms of purposes?
  • Succinctly explain in your own words the key feature of Aristotle’s virtue ethic.
  • Is it either legitimate or necessary to assume that life has meaning?
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