SOCRATES (469-399 BCE)
PLATO (428-348 BC)
ARISTOTLE – (384-322 BC)-The ethics of Aristotle is concerned with action, not as
being right in itself irrespective of any other consideration, but
with actions conducive to man’s good.
- Aristotle argued that virtues are good habits that we acquire, which regulate our emotions. He argued that most virtues fall at a mean between extreme character traits.
- Aristotle’s “The Golden Mean Principle” states that to be happy, live a life of moderation. In everything that we do, we must avoid extremes
THOMAS HOBBES (1588)
JEREMY BENTHAM & JOHN STUART MILL (1800)