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Unformatted text preview: being ethical. 4. A human virtue is a mean that between a vice of deficiency and of excess. 5. I would not consider the virtue of wittiness to be a valid virtue. You would have to qualify it with another virtue to make a judgment as to whether or not the person's wit is good. The virtue of truthfulness is the most appealing to me, mainly because of the vices it is associated with. Boastfulness is in a way telling the truth, but one tells the truth in an arrogant way. Self-deprecation is the opposite: one tells the truth but doesn't give himself enough credit for his deeds. The means is telling the truth to the point where you say things with enough meaning while not flaunting it....
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2011 for the course PHIL 205 taught by Professor Jonathanreibsamen during the Spring '10 term at Saint Louis.
- Spring '10