IJSSH 2013 Vol.3(4): 416-419 ISSN: 2010-3646
DOI: 10.7763/IJSSH.2013.V3.273

Virtue Theory, Relativism and Survival

Joseph Grcic
Abstract—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.

Index Terms—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)

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Cite:Joseph Grcic, "Virtue Theory, Relativism and Survival," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 416-419, 2013.

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