The Moral Theory of Aristotle

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The Moral Theory of Aristotle

Description"Every activity has a final cause, the good at which it aims, and Aristotle argues that since there cannot be an infinite regress of merely extrinsic goods, there must be the highest good at which all human activity ultimately aims"(2011). By choosing to always do your very best your life will result in happiness. Potential Applications:Students can apply Aristotle's Moral Theory in their every day lives. For example, when students are in school they can practice the morals respect, responsibility, and perserverence. When they are in stores they can practice the morals honesty and respect.

1) Moral-"concerned with the principles of right and wrong behavior and the goodness or badness of human character"(Oxford, 2016)2) Principle- "a fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behavior for a chain of reasoning"(Oxford, 2016)3) Virtue-"behavior showing high moral standards"(Oxford, 2016)




Important Vocabulary

Aristotle: Moral Theory

Virtue Theory

Ethical Principles and TheoriesShelby DenneyCUR-525 Steve MuroskyFebruary 8, 2016

Plus-Minus Observations

Students practice a different moral focus every month of the school year. During each month they do different activities to practice the moral focus, and teachers integrate the morals into the curriculum. Students are able to make connections within the curriculum to their moral focus. Students are able to practice and apply the morals into their daily lives.

Happiness is achieved when you are striving to be your very best.

People may feel even with all of their hard work striving to be the best they can may not be enough.


Aristotle: Ethics and the Virtues. (2011). Retrieved from Oxford Dictionary. (2016). Retrieved from


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