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Comment author: thomblake 18 July 2012 09:02:20PM 1 point [-]

The acquisition of any virtue requires practice, and holding open the door for old ladies is practice for being altruistic.

That's an empirical question. Would you still subscribe to virtue ethics if you found out that humans don't really follow habits of virtue? If so, why? If not, what would ethics be about then, and why isn't it about that now?