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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The ethical theory which excludes all relations between virtue and happiness; the science of virtue; contrasted with eudemonics.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The ethical theory which excludes all relations between virtue and happiness; the science of virtue; -- contrasted with eudemonics.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In ethics, same as aretology. Grote.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek ἀρετή (aretē, "virtue") +‎ -ics. (Wiktionary)

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  • JM deplores the demise of aretaics as a field of study. That just can't be good.

    January 18, 2011