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Unformatted text preview: 11-29-10 *final essay-come up with something that is a modern virtue that is not on Aristotle’s list
*we don’t either blame or praise people for characteristics that people just have-such as height, etc.
*how do we know what people just have, and what people are responsible for?
*only that which is a choice is of moral concern
*everyone has a reason behind their actions; everyone acts because they think they will gain something pleasurab
*ignorance is not willing-if you don’t know what your action consists of, or what the consequences of your actio
*reaction to ignorance is what can be judged-if you regret your mistake-praise, if you don’t regret your m
*difference between acting on account of ignorance, and acting while being ignorant
*acting on account of ignorance-making a mistake that you couldn’t have helped
*they are doing bad actions because they are in a state of ignorance that they are responsible for (drunken
*to be willing, all you have to do is know what you are doing and be the source of the action
*choice is different-choice is involved with reason and thinking things through
*choice lies in deliberations
*animals are willing, but do not choose, because they only react to instincts
*everything that is a choice is willing
*not everything that is willing is chosen
*choice is a subset of willing actions
*we deliberate over things that are in our power
*we deliberate about our own actions that affect us
*we don’t deliberate about things like spelling or math
*we don’t have to deliberate over things that will happen regardless of what we do
*however, we do deliberate over things we think we have control over, like disease
*we don’t deliberate over ends, only the means to the ends
*virtue and vice are both up to us
*both acting and not acting are up to us ...
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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.
- Spring '11