Non-relative Virtues, An Aristotelian Approach. Martha Nussbaum. Remoteness and ethical theory. Nussbaum points out that remoteness is a feature of other major approaches to ethics: Allegiance to a broad, impartial principle of utility in the case of utilitarianism
Non-relative Virtues, An Aristotelian Approach
1. Find a universal sphere of human experience
2. Identify the essential features of that sphere of experience
3. Identify the adjectives that describe positive an negative attributes with respect to that sphere of experience.
4. Organize those features as describing a virtue, a vice of deficiency, or a vice of excess.