Aristotle & Virtue

Aristotle & Virtue - Aristotle Virtue I Virtue(2 Kinds...

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24/09/2007 18:40:00 I. Virtue (2 Kinds)    a. Virtue of Thought- excellence of the rational soul (intellectual/ rational side)  (virtue: intelligence, understanding) arises as a result of teaching    b.  Virtue of Character- Rational element of irrational soul being controlled by  rational soul (ethical virtue) we are not born with virtue of character if you are controlled by your desires you lack virtue of character (as opposed  to being controlled by rationality) habit- performing virtuous actions repetitively acquired through habituation (can also be lost in habituation also) virtue is an activity and a disposition towards activities a state you are in involves a disposition to choose the mean between extremes it’s a state of one’s character  arranged in such a way to choose the mean between extremes
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This note was uploaded on 04/16/2008 for the course PHIL 1318 taught by Professor None during the Fall '08 term at SMU.

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