2nd Question 3 - 2nd Question 3 3. A. Aristotle's Doctrine...

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2 nd Question 3 3. A. Aristotle’s Doctrine of the Men and how its intended to help us lead a virtuous life View of Moral Virtue : to become good you must be trained to take pleasure in good things and bad things - What is moral virtue: courage, temperance, benevolence, cooperation - Doesn’t think there are simple answers to moral questions - Ethics is not a precise science= not precise answers - Depends on role models, we need a good ethical person to look up to (but it is not clear how a role model will act in your situation) Doctrine of the Mean - Theoretical claim about virtue: for all virtues, virtue is a mea that lies somewhere between 2 extremes (2 vices) o Ex. Courage (too cowardly or too rash) o Ex. Drug Consumption (too many, temperance: self control…not too few) - Practical Guide for Action: being a virtuous person is hard, there is not guideline for virtue in every situation o Rough rule of thumb: if you are not sure how to act: go for the mean in two extremes (ex. Tough love for drug addicted brother but not too much) o Specific Rules 1. Follow the mean for us (the one that is good for you) ex. How much to eat, pay attention to your capabilities
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