Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Virtue Ethics and Cannabis Oil

I have been reading Aristotle’s Way: How Ancient Wisdom Can Change Your Life by Edith Hall, lately.

I have never previously heard of Aristotle's virtue ethics, which look at the virtue or moral character of the person carrying out an action, rather than at ethical duties and rules, or the consequences of particular actions.

And yet, they seem bang up to date when it comes to the dilemma of the Billy Caldwell case. Billy C is a boy with severe epilepsy, who was admitted to hospital after his medical cannabis oil was confiscated.

Props also here to Home Secretary Sajid Javid, I think he has done the right thing, regardless of the small print.

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