Why Study Aristotle's Virtue Ethics?

This talk is part of the Royal Institute of Philosophy’s 15-Minute Masterclass series, in which eminent philosophers provide an accessible overview of a philosophical topic. These videos follow the A-Level Philosophy syllabus and as such are prefect for anyone studying philosophy at that level. However they’re also designed to be a useful and engaging resource for anyone desiring to know more about these problems in philosophy.

In this video, Dr Angie Hobbs, Professor of the Public Understanding at the University of Sheffield, looks at Aristotle’s Virtue Ethics.

This episode on is one of a pair of videos on Virtue Ethics, although both can be viewed independently. The other episode, What is the Good Life?, can be found here and focuses on Aristotle’s Function Argument.