Nicomach Ethics BkII stdy qstns

Nicomach Ethics BkII stdy qstns - Study Questions for Book...

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Study Questions for Book II of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics Book II 1 . How, according to Aristotle, do the virtues arise in us? Do they arise by nature? (chptrs 1-2) What are the implications of Aristotle’s theory of the origin of virtues? What does this imply about early-education? Be specific. (chptrs 1-3) Virtues arise through habit. It is neither by nature nor against it that we acquire virtue. Aristotle believes that we should be taught at a very young age what is right and what is wrong and pleasures and pains must be conditioned with them. Virtuous habits should be instilled in the youth. 2 . Explain why the virtuous activity becomes easier with practice according to Aristotle. What examples does Aristotle give? (chptr 2) 3 . What is the relation of virtues to reason? (chptr 2) Virtuous actions should express correct reason. 4 . What are the three “objects of choice”? (chptr 3: 1104b31ff). Fine, expedient (useful), and pleasure.
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2011 for the course PHILOSOPHY 100 taught by Professor Briancross during the Spring '09 term at Saint Louis.

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