Friday, 26 August 2011

The link between ethics and happiness (Part 9 of 9)

A teleological morality based on reason provides a frame of thought that encompasses all of man's decisions and actions.

This system of ethics aims not only at keeping you out of trouble, but also at helping you make the best of your life. The list of teleological virtues includes not only honesty and justice, but also independence, ambition, and persistence.

If you want to make optimal choices, you should adopt a teleological system of ethics based on reason.

Other approaches to morality are workable in certain conditions, but fail to pass the tests of universality, permanence, consistency, and comprehensiveness.


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