1-27 - Phil January 27, 2010 Unity of Virtues Virtue = the...

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Phil – January 27, 2010 Unity of Virtues Virtue = the knowledge of good and evil Courage = o Wisdom o Piety o Generosity o Temperance Although… o All of the virtues overlap o You can be courageous but not wise o You can be generous, but not self-controlled Socratic Definition of Virtue Virtue is a matter of knowing good and evil Virtue is just a matter of knowledge Socrates gives a picture of a human being who is very rational o Chose to run away because they judged it was best to run away o What if they panicked and decided to run away, though they didn’t want to, although they thought it would’ve been best to stay? o Or what if you see an accident and pass by without helping, although they knew it would’ve been best to stop o There is a gap between knowing what to do and actually doing it Virtue = Knowledge Socrates must say this is neither too broad nor too narrow So, you can’t be virtuous without knowing good and evil—without knowing what to do and what not to do, without knowing right from wrong Also, you can’t know good and evil without being virtuous
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