LECTURE 2_19_2010

LECTURE 2_19_2010 - temperate person is not insensible. 3...

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Introduction to Ethics - PH150 February 19 Professor Aaron Garrett Teaching Fellows Colin Cmiel Stacey Goguen Yoni Porat Wednesday, February 24, 2010
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Defnition oF Virtue Virtue, then, is a state oF character concerned with choice, lying in a mean, i.e., the mean relative to us, and being determined by a rational choice, that choice by which the man oF practical wisdom would determine it. Wednesday, February 24, 2010
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Temperance Like courage, temperance is commonly thought not to involve reason. Temperance does not involve all pleasures, but only some bodily pleasures -- those we share with animals. Intemperance includes feeling excessive pain at not having these pleasures satisFed. The opposite is insensibility. It is important that the
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Unformatted text preview: temperate person is not insensible. 3 Wednesday, February 24, 2010 Generosity Generosity is not just being wasteful. It involves giving and taking in the right way. This is not obvious, since we usually think about it solely in terms of giving. The extremes are not equally blameworthy either. Wastefulness, unlike stinginess, is only mildly blameworthy and can be cultivated into generosity. 4 Wednesday, February 24, 2010 Magnifcence Magnifcent people are generous, but not necessarily vice-versa. The magnifcent person lives magnifcently and gives greatly in the right way in the most important circumstances. The extremes are easy to recognize as well. 5 Wednesday, February 24, 2010...
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