Do self-styled practitioners of virtue ethics believe they have a DUTY to act virtuously? I see "What would Jesus do?" as an aretaic question, and "What is the virtuous thing to do?" as a deontic question.

But you've undoubtedly studies this more than I, and if that's really what virtue ethics is about, then so be it. Maybe deontic and aretaic ethics are like Cartesian and polar coordinates - two way of describing the same thing. I would find that disappointing, but that's hardly an argument...

Self-description is not privileged.

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