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Jason Lim Ethics Reading Questions #12 1. Aristotle's description of happiness implies that it is an objective state. Happiness is the most complete action that we could ever pursue because we see it as an end to itself. Happiness also contributes to a life of worthy choices and does not need anything else to make it more desirable, since it is the most desirable end. 2. The function of a human being is to express the soul's reasoning or engage in activities that require reason. The human good is what the soul does that express certain virtues. 3. There are two types of virtue: virtue of thought and of character. Virtue of thought stems from teaching which requires time and experience to fully develop. Virtue of character is developed through
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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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