Virtue Theory In Rosalind Hursthouse's Argument

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Rosalind Hursthouse brings up the concept of the virtue theory in her argument. Hursthouse argues that virtue theory determines what is good and what is bad by having a set of rules in place that force us to lean towards the good in life. The set of rules will be a set of virtues that are essential for humans to thrive and flourish. Hursthouse suggests virtue theory as a way to determine whether abortion is okay or not. The status of the fetus is one of the major keys determining whether the abortion is appropriate or not appropriate, but according to Hursthouse the status of the fetus does not apply into the virtue theory. Hursthouse states, “... the status of the fetus - that issue over which so much ink has been split - is according to virtue theory, simply not relevant to the rightness or wrongness of abortion” (Hursthouse 164). Don Marquis argues that abortion is seriously wrong. Marquis does admit that his argument can include some exemptions which include such cases as …show more content…

Adams argues that people are judged instantly upon their looks and placed into a group that they cannot get out of simply because of their looks. If someone sees a person of a certain color they will expect them to act, talk, or dress a certain way. Although Adams argument falls short because some people have actually got themselves out of the “group” that they were placed in based on their characteristics and looked. People such as Martin Luther King Jr. and many others , have earned the respect of many people by convincing them through their actions not simply just taking what group they are placed in and accepting it. People such as Martin Luther King Jr. , Rosa Parks, and others are now idolized by many people in our society and they are not judged off of their looks but their actions. So, Adams argument that people will judge you on your looks no matter what falls short, because people have changed

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