Lecture 6 - Virtue involves knowledge (1) Virtue must be...

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Virtue involves knowledge (1) Virtue must be good for its possessor. (2) If a thing must be good for its possessor, then that thing cannot be used wrongly. (3) If a thing cannot be used wrongly, then you cannot have that thing unless you know how to use it. ------------------------------------------------------------------- (4) Therefore, you cannot have virtue unless you know how to use it. ------------------------------------------------------------------- (5) And therefore, virtue involves a kind of knowledge.
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Who can teach others to be virtuous? If anybody could teach others to be virtuous, then Themistocles or Aristides or Thucydides could do so. If Themistocles or Aristides or Thucydides could teach others to be virtuous, then they could teach their own children to be virtuous. Themistocles and Aristides and Thucydides could not teach their own children to be virtuous. ------------------------------------------------------------------- Nobody can teach others to be virtuous.
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