LECTURE 2_8_2010

LECTURE 2_8_2010 - Introduction to Ethics PH150 February 8...

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Introduction to Ethics - PH150 February 8 Professor Aaron Garrett Teaching Fellows Colin Cmiel Stacey Goguen Yoni Porat Monday, February 15, 2010
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What are the kinds of virtue? Virtues are distinguished into intellectual and moral. The intellectual virtues concern 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. Monday, February 15, 2010
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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 and what helps us can also harm us. Monday, February 15, 2010
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