1. What is Alasdair MacIntyre’s concept of virtues? Do you agree with his view? Why or why not?
  1. Is Aristotle’s concept of happiness clear? Is it a subjective or objective notion? That is, is it subjective, in the mind of the beholder, so one is just as happy as one feels oneself to be; or is it objective, defined by a state of being, and having certain characteristics regardless of how one feels? According to Aristotle, could a criminal be happy?
  1. What are the advantages and what are the weaknesses of virtue ethics?
  1. Do you think that a moral theory that denies the significance of supererogatory actions is seriously flawed? Explain.
  1. What is the main point of Tolstoy’s parable about greed?
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