2-19 - P hil February 19, 2010 Review for the test Mul...

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Phil – February 19, 2010 Review for the test Multiple Choice Quotations directly from reading Plato Weakness of will o Socrates: It is impossible, there is no such thing Virtue is knowledge; vice is ignorance Every virtue is knowing what to do and what not to do All virtues are identical o Plato: Weakness of will is possible It is a matter of conflict between parts of the soul Reason, Emotion, Desire Aristotle Instrumental and intrinsic goods Happiness (intrinsic good) Distinction between intellectual and moral virtue Function of humanity: rational activity Virtue is a mean between extremes Confucius Doesn’t talk about human nature Li: propriety—following the right social rules and rituals Ren: virtue—seriousness, sincerity, generosity, diligence, kindness Yi: righteousness—doing the right thing for the right reason One thread Different virtues, obligations for different relationships Reciprocity: What you don’t want done to you, don’t do to others (golden rule)
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2010 for the course PHIL 301 taught by Professor Bonevac during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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