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- adj. of or pertaining to virtue or excellence.
A difficulty with an aretaic approach to the reasonable person standard is that this standard seems too demanding.
In other words, deontology falls within the domain of moral theories that guide and assess our choices of what we ought to do (deontic theories), in contrast to (aretaic [virtue] theories) that ” fundamentally, at least ” guide and assess what kind of person (in terms of character traits) we are and should be.