eth 316 ethics and social responsibility

Wk 5 – Virtues and Happiness Essay

Assignment Content

Virtues help shape our aspirations for what type of person we want to be.

Write a 1,050- to 1,400-word essay in which you:

Discuss how cultivating a virtuous disposition may help you achieve your personal and professional goals.

Discuss the concept of virtue and what it means to be a good person and have good moral character. Consider how being virtuous defines you.

Examine your cultural ideas of virtues and how they compare with other cultures. Explain how your idea of being virtuous fits within a cultural context.

Explain how your ideas fit within the idea of utilitarianism and individual or group happiness.

Use examples from your own life and information from Ethics for Life: A Text with Readings, as well as two outside sources, to discuss the relationship between virtues and your success as a person.

Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.