Week 5 Discussion 1 Part 1


Week5 Discussion 1 Part 1

Accordingto the comment made, there is a claim that virtues from Aristotle’sethics and women’s virtues are similar. I think these virtues aredifferent because Aristotle’s ethics are usually dependent onethical judgments and are usually more radical in their evaluation ofactions. On the other hand, women’s virtues are usually motivatedby the idea that women think in feminine terms. The argument thatvirtues from feminist ethics differ noticeably from virtues from maleethics is true this is because virtues from male ethics tend tofocus more on the idea or actions related to masculinity whilevirtues from feminine ethics tend to focus on whether an action isrelated to masculinity or femininity. According to feminine ethics,women will usually identify with those virtues that are associatedwith the female gender such as nurturing while men will identify withthose virtues that are associated with the male gender such asautonomy.

Theidea that women virtues are more nurturing, sensitive, and intuitivewhile men’s virtues are more problem solving, of masculine attitudeand perseverance is true, but this is from feminist ethicsperspectives. This is because feminist ethics virtues tend to centeron virtues relating to whether a person is masculine or feminine.Because of their masculine nature, men’s virtues are more problemsolving, of masculine attitude and perseverance, while women who areperceived to be more caring are believed to have virtues that aremore nurturing, sensitive and intuitive. Regardless of whethervirtues are from Aristotle’s ethics or feminist ethics, they can beseen to be similar since they end up being practiced by male orfemale if not both gender. It is true to point out that generosity,greatness of soul and courage comprise Aristotle’s virtues sincethey depend on ethical judgments.