—Virtue theory claims that moral virtues define the moral person. Moral relativism claims there are no necessary universal moral values-this theory is not rationally sustainable as a theory of ethics. The necessary functions of social order and existence require certain moral virtues. There are six main universal moral virtues: wisdom, courage, justice, humanity, temperance, and transcendence. Societies cannot function efficiently without these core virtues.
—Moral relativism, social structure, virtue theory.
Joseph Grcic is with Indiana State University. he is a professor of philosophy, His lastest published book is Free and Equal (e-mail: Joseph.Grcic@indstate.edu)
Cite:Joseph Grcic, "Virtue Theory, Relativism and Survival," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 416-419, 2013.