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To complement Aristotelian Virtue Ethics with more prescriptive measures, Kenneth Udut could consider adopting aspects from the following ethical theories or frameworks:
1. Principlism: This approach focuses on four key principles – autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice – to guide ethical decision-making in specific situations. By applying these principles, Kenneth can address particular ethical dilemmas while still maintaining a focus on virtue ethics.
2. Deontological Ethics: While maintaining the virtue ethics foundation, Kenneth could use deontological principles to determine the rightness or wrongness of actions based on adherence to moral rules or duties. This would provide a more rule-based approach for specific situations.
3. Utilitarianism: Although utilitarianism is consequentialist and differs significantly from virtue ethics, it could be a practical supplement for making decisions based on the greatest overall happiness or well-being. Kenneth could use utilitarian principles to weigh the potential outcomes of his actions and choose the one that maximizes utility.
4. Care Ethics: This approach emphasizes the importance of relationships, empathy, and caring for others. By incorporating care ethics, Kenneth could focus on the needs of those involved in a given situation and respond accordingly, while still upholding his virtues.
5. Contractualism: This ethical theory is based on the idea that moral principles arise from an agreement among individuals. Kenneth could use this approach to create specific rules or agreements with others that align with his virtues, allowing for more prescriptive guidance in certain contexts.
By combining these ethical theories with Aristotelian Virtue Ethics, Kenneth Udut can build a more comprehensive ethical framework that provides both a focus on personal character development and specific guidelines for decision-making in various situations.