Virtue Essay Topics

Oscar Wilde Constanly Mocks Victorian Society

Act III offers happy resolution to the problems of identity and marriage that drive much of the humor in the previous acts. Wilde continues to mock the social customs and attitudes of the aristocratic class. He relentlessly attacks their values, views on marriage and respectability, sexual attitudes, and concern for stability in the social structure…. View Article

The Values and Virtues of a Good Roman

In The Aeneid, the author, Virgil, depicted the values and virtues of a “good Roman” Although he did not explicitly portray these values and virtues, certain characters in the story manifested them in several occasions.             Possibly one of the characters who best exemplified the virtues and values of a good Roman is Aeneas, the… View Article

The Dilemma

The dilemma that Ms. Lee faces is not easy to resolve. There are various factors to consider in determining what the best action to take is. This is the primary point of contention in the scenario? Ms. Lee faces the question of what is the morally and ethically sound decision to make. The choice that… View Article

Police Ethics

All professions operate within a certain broad framework of code of ethics. These are rules that govern the conduct of a particular group of professionals, the conduct amongst themselves and most importantly with the rest of the society. Some of these codes of ethics may be legally enforceable and their violation may lead to criminal… View Article

Plato, Gorgias

Introduction                Plato’s Gorgias is actually the story of virtue. Plato was evidently trying to resolve the ever lasting debate of what virtue was and what elements constituted virtue. In his dialogue with Gorgias, Socrates has not unilaterally concluded what virtue was; he has rather discussed what it could be. I totally agree with Plato… View Article

Integrity Issues in the Criminal Justice for Probation Officers

When becoming a Probation Officer there are requirements of guide lines that must be followed in order to remain with great integrity and honesty. These requirements are as followed; 1)Purpose (conducting professional and ethical standards and perform their duties with diligence and honesty. 2)Policy ( partnership developed with the community, respect and confidence in our… View Article

Public Honor vs. internal virtue

History has presented two different types of honor that have both been highly acceptable in their respective cultures. Christianity and the Bible put a great deal of emphasis on personal virtue, where one worries about themselves and not really anything else. This is in direct contrast to other cultures, however, where public virtue is a… View Article

Duck, Duck, God

The premise of the “Duck Dynasty” reality program is duck, duck, God. The Christian based series revolves around the Robertson family and their duck- call business. The series is entertaining and honestly meets my Christian ethics better than any other show on television. First on the agenda is the introduction to the Duck Commander crew… View Article

Virtue Ethics Summary

Chapter 4 of the “Ethics, Theory and Practices” book focuses around the term Virtue Ethics. Virtue Ethics is a moral theory that had its beginnings with Aristotle and which is based not upon consequences, feelings, or rules, but upon human beings developing a moral or virtuous character by doing what an ideal good or virtuous… View Article

There Is a Light That Never Goes Out

Life is compared to a rollercoaster. It has the moments of altitude, where we feel as invincible as could be, but there are also the moments of decline, where the tension and the absolute point of breakage are on the rise. The moment at the bottom of the pit, of feeling that there is no… View Article

Work Ethics

Work Ethics is a cultural norm that advocates being personally accountable and responsible for the work that one does and is based on a belief that work has intrinsic value. This term is often applied to characteristics of people both work and at play. Work ethics involve characteristics as honesty and accountability. It breaks down… View Article

Young People´s Work Ethic – Then and Now

There is no doubt that good work ethics are essential to become a good employee. If you do not have good work ethics, then all the skills you bring to your job are of no importance. Anyway, is there a difference between young people´s work ethic then and now? On the outset, it must be… View Article

A Divine Image: a Direct Contrast to the Humanitarian Idealism

In his 1932 article, “An Interpretation of Blake’s “‘A Divine Image,’” Stephen Larrabee views the entire poem as a direct contrast to the “humanitarian idealism” (307) of “The Divine Image,” with the author making direct line-by-line comparisons of the two. Not until 1959, however, does a critic actually examine Blake’s “virtues of delight.” In his… View Article

The Utilitarianism ethics theory

Utilitarianism, virtue theory, and deontological ethics are major approaches to normative ethics. They share differences and similarities and also with ethics and morality. Values, virtues, and moral concepts also share a relationship with each other. The Utilitarianism ethics theory suggest that an action is morally correct when it maximizes the total utility to produce more… View Article

How to Protect the Environment

Character is a pattern of behavior, thoughts and feelings based on universal principles, moral strength, and integrity – plus the guts to live by those principles every day. Character is evidenced by your life’s virtues and the “line you never cross.” Character is the most valuable thing you have, and nobody can ever take it… View Article

Money Is Not Everything Case

1. According to C.S. Lewis there are three things morality is concerned about , what are those things? Explain each one. Morality, then, seems to be concerned with three things. First, with fair play and harmony between individuals. Second, with what might be called tidying up or harmonizing the things inside each individual. Third, with… View Article

Principles of Life

“An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot.” -Thomas paine .This thinking of Paine’s motivated the uneducated man forward despite his fallen human condition and bring hope to the common man, a secuatious nation, and the entirety of mankind. We all have some sort of principles that we at least claim… View Article

Uptown, Dakota and Powermaster Case Study

In 1989, R.J. Reynolds announced to introduce a plan for Uptown, the cigarettes designed to target at black smokers. However, Uptown never reached the shelves because the opposition of some interest groups. In 1990, R.J. Reynolds begun to sell Dakota, which were a new cigarette brand targeted primarily at 18 to 24 years old female…. View Article

Aquinas on Conscience

For Aquinas, conscience is the act of applying our knowledge of good and evil to what we do (or might do). So in order to (naturally) know what is a good action or bad one, one needs to understand how things are naturally ordered by God — primarily what human nature is and what things… View Article

My Best Friend

Everyone has a friend with whom you feel like sharing every moment of your life. I am lucky that I found one .We have known each other since I was in grade 7. To me, he is really special boy. Not only does he has a good appearance, he also has a good personality. He… View Article

Penn State Scandal

In this paper I will discuss what the ethical issue is, (and) definitions surrounding the allegations of sexual abuse, by the former Defensive Coordinator, Jerry Sandusky, who had the moral and ethical responsibility to report the incident to the proper authorities, and whether the incident was reported in a timely manner. The origin, values, ethics,… View Article

The Person Who Inspired My Life

“The strongest influences in my life and my work are always whomever I love. Whomever I love and am with most of the time, or whomever I remember most vividly. I think that’s true, don’t you?” (Tennessee Williams). I pondered this question for some time until I realised that the answer to this is in… View Article

Virtue Ethical Theory

To be Happy, isn’t that what life is all about? Some call it eudaimonia. Aristotle, one of the many great philosophers of our time, defined eudaimonia as “that at which all things aim”. Meaning, your life has come together as a whole, thus leading you to be happy. However, Aristotle also says that aiming for… View Article

Intro to Ethics Study Guide

1. social contract theory is to give up right to have a government, animals come in the public court of opinion. Animals are involved … implicit … it can be inferred they contribute to human beings and killing them would interfere with the balance in the ecosystem 2. virtue ethics-aristotle would argue that if you… View Article

Background of Benjamin Franklin

“The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin” was thought by himself to be “the bold and arduous project of arriving at moral perfection”. It refers to when he was in his twenties, around 1726, he found himself jobless; penniless; in debt and suddenly a single father. He was very intelligent and he knew there was definitely something… View Article

Graduation Speech

This house symbolizes POVEDA, the institution, and how living in it helps us aspire for, attain, and live the Povedan Dream of becoming women of faith, knowledge and virtue through prayer and study. There is a lock with a key attached to the label as this signifies that the Povedan education gives us the key… View Article

My Ethical Beliefs

As I sat down to write this paper, I really struggled to get it started with this definition. It is one of those things that if spoken about, you know what it is, but the minute you are asked to break it down, the task is not easy. I guess I will begin by saying… View Article

Applying Ethical Framework in Practice

Confidentiality and privacy are two of the fundamental rights of every individual. Protecting these rights with respect to every patient’s personal information is not just ethical but a legal obligation as well. One of the key components of patient and nurse relationship is the assurance that each healthcare workers hold to respect, and that is… View Article

Ethical Compass

You’ve seen the spectacular collapses of both for-profit and nonprofit organizations when there are ethical breaches. Just as important are the thousands of decisions with ethical dimensions that leaders must make every day. How can you be sure that your staff, and your volunteers are acting with the highest of standards? Leading by example with… View Article

Ethics Exam

1)Give the complete definition Aristotle offers of eudaimonia? EUDAIMONIA MEANS HAPPINESS/ FLOURISHING DEFINED AS AN ACTIVITY OF THE SOUL IN ACCORDANCE WITH COMPLETE VIRTUE WITH ADEQUATE EXTERNAL GOODS IN A COMPLETE LIFE This involves one’s life as a whole and consists in action in accord with reason Eudaimonia is not achieved through pleasure, wealth, honor… View Article