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Unformatted text preview: but wants to do something else. Incontinent: Knows the right thing to do in the circumstances, doesn’t do the right thing, and wants to do something else. Virtuous: Knows the right thing to do in the circumstances, does the right thing, and wants to do the right thing. (See I, §13) 6: What on Aristotle’s view are the three conditions for doing a virtuous action virtuously, that is, as the virtuous person would do them (in Book II, section 4)? 1. He or she must know that the act is virtuous; 2. He or she must choose the acts, and choose them for their own sakes; 3. The action must proceed from a firm and unchanging (a stable) character. (See II, §4) 2...
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