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LECTURE 2_5_2010

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Introduction to Ethics - PH150 February 5 Professor Aaron Garrett Teaching Fellows Colin Cmiel Stacey Goguen Yoni Porat Friday, February 5, 2010
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Happiness and Virtue This results in connecting happiness to virtue. Virtue will make you happy -- although you don’t seek to have virtues just in order to be be happy. Aristotle explains that other sorts of theories of happiness roughly agree with his. This is one of Aristotle’s standard strategies. Friday, February 5, 2010
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The Case of Priam Does virtue, the good life, or morality demand certain material conditions? Is everyone capable of being virtuous? Do we need to have lived a full life to be called happy? If so then is happiness based on chance? Friday, February 5, 2010
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What are the kinds of virtue? Virtues are distinguished into intellectual and moral. The intellectual virtues concern
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Unformatted text preview: powers or features of the intellect, like wisdom. The moral virtues concern the ways in which and the ends to which the irrational parts of our souls, our desires, are controlled by and correspond to reason - being good tempered or generous. Friday, February 5, 2010 The Moral Virtues Moral virtues do not arise in us by nature, but rather are habituated in us. Furthermore we get virtues by exercising them, we frst acquire the potentiality and then exhibit the activity. Although this seems a bit circular, it actually makes some intuitive sense. Un±ortunately it is a delicate process because one can become wicked i± not properly instructed or without proper exercise o± virtue. How we ±orm habits when young makes an enormous di±±erence. Friday, February 5, 2010...
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