Deliverable 4 – Training Sessions
Utilize virtue and character-based ethical theories in case studies. Instructions
For this assessment, you will get the chance to highlight your creative writing skills and your knowledge surrounding Aristotle. Be the Best You, is a career coaching and mentorship agency that works with employees to not only achieve their professional goals, but their personal goals as well. By using a virtue and character-based approach. As a coach for Be the Best You, you are part of the training committee that creates new training material for the clientele. The agency is seeking 3 new training sessions related to the golden mean, Aristotelian friendship, and eudemonia. Part of these trainings include scenarios that the clientele read and then answer applicable questions. You will be creating three, fully developed scenarios for the golden mean, Aristotelian friendship, and eudemonia.Your submission, in its final state will include 3 scenarios including 1 for the golden mean, 1 Aristotelian friendship, and 1 for eudemonia. For each scenario, include 3 questions, 9 in total. Each scenario must include:
A fully developed fictional scenario that clearly highlights which of the three (the golden mean, Aristotelian friendship, and eudemonia) is being presented. Clearly define the characters and the actions that are representative of the selected topic.
Three, open-ended questions pertaining to the scenario that the clientele would answer in relation to the facts and the topic of the scenario.
virtue, Character and SituationJONATHAN WEBBER*Department of PhilosophyUniversity of SheffieldSheffield SIO 2TN, [removed] have recently argued that traditional discussions of virtueand character presuppose an account of behaviour that experimentalpsychology has shown to be false. Behaviour does not issue from globaltraits such as prudence, temperance, courage or fairness, they claim, butfrom local traits such as sailing-in-rough-weather-with-friends-courageand office-party-temperance. The data employed provides evidence forthis view only if we understand it in the light of a behaviourist construalof traits in terms of stimulus and response, rather than in the light of themore traditional construal in terms of inner events such as inclinations.More recent experiments have shown this traditional conception to havegreater explanatory and predictive power than its behaviourist rival. Sowe should retain the traditional conception, and hence reject the proposedalteration to our understanding of behaviour. This discussion has furtherimplications for future philosophical investigations of character and virtue.Keywords: character traits; situadonism; social psychology; virtue ethics1. IntroductionWhat is character? What do the distinctive patterns we discern in ourown and one another’s behaviour consist in? Exactly what does it meanto call somebody honest, compassionate or courageous, and how are suchepithets earned? Answering these questions is central to assessing the variousethical theories that enjoin us to develop morally sound character traits, sincewe need to know in some detail what character traits really are before we candiscern whether and how they can be developed. John Doris has argued thatempirical evidence indicates that we do not have characters as these are generally understood in ethical discourse. There are no such traits as prudence,temperance, courage, or fairness, he argues. There are only such traits assailing-in-rough-weather-with-friends-courage and office-party-temperance,* For comments on earlier drafts, I am very grateful to Chris Bennett, George Botterill,Paul Faulkner, Chris Hookway, Sarah Parker, Tom Simpson, James Tartaglia, Tom Walker,Suzi Wells, an audience at Keele University, and two anonymous referees for this journal.