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Unformatted text preview: Daniel J. Kent Philosophy 101 Affliction and Aristotle In this essay, I will argue that Wade’s father afflicted him. Therefore, crippling Wade in his ability to be virtuous in life. Wade had a choice where he could not act on his anger like his father. Wade had a choice not to drink alcohol like his father. Wade had a choice not to strike down his father. Thus, Wade made poor choices in his life. Wade aims at happiness as his virtue; he never has been happy and wished to make it a habit. Wade tries to make his daughter happy and be there for her. Wade, compared to his father is emotionally crippled thereby disallowing him to interact with his daughter in a proper relationship. Wade cannot be happy without having his daughter in his life and fails to be there for his daughter. Wade is not virtuous because he lacks habitual practice of being a father, therefore his daughter rejects him and he becomes more like his own father. Wades habitual practices shape his ability to be virtuous. Wade learned the habit of alcoholism from his father. Wade did not learn how to control his anger from his father. Wade was abused and beaten by his father as a child causing him to be emotionally crippled. Aristotle would go to say, “It is not unimportant, then to acquire one sort of habit or another, right from our youth.” (Book 2 chapter 2 1103b 23-24) What Aristotle is saying, as I understand it is that we learn habits at a young age and they influence whom we choose to become. This leads me to believe Wade was beaten as a child; he had pain inflicted upon him causing him distress and disabling his ability to...
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