Aristotle4 - DEF a moral virtue is a(i STATE[of a human being not just a single action(ii6 25(ii that DECIDES[involves feeling and action middle

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
DEF. a moral virtue is a (ii6, 25) (i) STATE [of a human being] not just a single action (ii) that DECIDES [involves feeling and action – middle part] up to us (iii) consisting in a MEAN [intermediate state] (iv) a mean that is RELATIVE TO US, and (v) which is defined by the reason of the EXPERT ACQUIRED as a result of habit (18-19) Moral virtues are a critical and stable element of happiness RING OF GYGES: good in itself; not just for its consequences? What are some of the particular moral virtues? How do they fit these claims?
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Bravery - excellent state having to do with feelings of fear esp. fear of death, esp . death in the finest conditions [war] (41) STANDING FIRM for the sake of the FINE having the right amount of fear/confidence letting those feelings affect your actions in the right way rational response to the situation and our feelings in accord with what something is worth COWARDICE RASHNESS ACQUIRED : by performing brave actions DISTINCTIVELY HUMAN EXCELLENCE : some things are too frightening for a human to resist (41)
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSY 201 taught by Professor Arthur during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

Page1 / 5

Aristotle4 - DEF a moral virtue is a(i STATE[of a human being not just a single action(ii6 25(ii that DECIDES[involves feeling and action middle

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online