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Caffrey Francis December 12, 2010 Dr.Felis M/W/F: 11:00-11:50 Outline 1. Define and explain virtues of character in considerable detail. a. Give your best, clearest explanation of what virtues are, how virtues come to be, how virtues relate to the highest good, etc. i. Clearest explanation of what virtues of character are-Is people’s excellence in using reason to control our actions, desires, and emotions. ii. How virtues come to be-- Virtue is about behavior- about what people do. So it is about action. Virtues and vices of character are not a quality we have by nature, but developed qualities that we are responsible for developing. We are praiseworthy if we do all the virtues, and blameworthy if we do all the vices. We develop virtue not by habit but through consistency. A virtue is not a habit, but it comes about in us through the process of habituation. A virtue of character is a quality that becomes a virtue by finding out the mean. The mean is the highest good this is determined by reason as opposed to impulse. Consistently choosing the mean in matters of acting on the feeling of impulse helps a person develop virtues. Every virtue has to have at least two Vices. Vices are two extremes that are opposite from one another. How do virtues collectively define the highest good which is happiness? - Virtues
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This note was uploaded on 06/09/2011 for the course PHIL Philosophy taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Oglethorpe.

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