Philosophy 101 - Test #2 Prep.

Philosophy 101 - Test #2 Prep. - 1. Book II of the...

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1. Book II of the Nicomachean Ethics culminates in the following definition: “Virtue is a mean state; but in reference to the chief good and to excellence it is the highest state possible.” (p. 27) What does Aristotle mean by “chief good” and “excellence”? And how can virtue at once be both an average and a superior state? 2. In “Humanism, posthumanism, and compassionate love,” S. Post holds that “In the giving of self, lies the discovery of a deeper and happier self.” (p. 38) Does it follow from this view that altruism is reducible to (or is nothing but) self-gain and self-interested action? Is this a problem for Post’s account – why or why not? 3. Is tight-rope walker Philippe Petit, the central character of Man on Wire , a person driven by the pursuit of virtue and self-cultivation? If so, specify how. If not, what does drive him, and would you consider that drive a rational or an irrational one? 4.
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