11-17-05 cogen, gorovitz

11-17-05 cogen, gorovitz - 1/17/05 I) Cohen Legal Advocates...

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1/17/05 Cohen – Legal Advocates and the Moral Agents I) Aristotle’s Virtues – courage, temperance, generosity, magnificence, magnanimity, friendliness, wit (needed for the perfect condition of the soul which is what is needed in order to attain happiness) a. You can learn these virtues through habit and practice and you can do this from learning from a virtuous person i. But, how do you know who is virtuous to begin with? b. Elitist – only certain people can attain these virtues i. Courage – the right amount of fear in facing death in battle (excludes women, children and slaves) ii. Generosity – liberal with money (excludes the poor) c. It is a hard list to follow just to be moral and why are those necessarily the appropriate virtues, many occupations demand different virtues than those I) The Moral Agents of Character d. Just – tends to be consistent in their treatment of others and also respect individual rights and can be counted on to make good on their obligations to others e. Truthful – intent on informing, not deceiving, even through just keeping the silence when people are likely to
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