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Virtue

Virtue is the excellence or perfection of any being. It is the good and settled disposition of anything appropriate to itself. Every virtue or excellence both brings into good condition the thing of which it is the excellence and causes the work of that thing to be done well. More specifically, virtue applies to people and designates those habits that facilitate good actions. Virtue may refer to a person, a character, a habit, an action, or a tendency.

Virtues and Business

Business ethics relates the concept of virtues to business activities. Robert Solomon advocates an Aristotelian approach to business. In an Aristotelian vein, businesses are a part of the good life, and a business organization is a community or polis. Thus, it is coherent to apply Aristotelian ...

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