Revised Mach outiline

Revised Mach outiline - 1. virtu a. Definition of virtu:...

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1. virtu a. Definition of virtu: man using his passions in order to achieve his end of wealth. b. Differs from A’s definition of virtue because: b.i. Not cultivated through reasoned discussion(logos) but through using one’s passions. Adhering to temperance is not the way to achieve virtu. b.ii. “He who abandons what is done for what ought to be done, will rather learn to bring about his own ruin than his preservation”(56). b.iii. “Men act right only upon compulsion” (118). c. Same moral definition of virtu in the Prince and the Discourses, but applied to different ends. Will discuss the different ends more fully later on. 2. Shared Virtu a. Definition: men steering their virtu (passions directed towards wealth) in order to achieve long-term fulfillment of communal passions. Civic virtu. b. Differs from Aristotle: b.i. Shared values have been replaced by shared passions. No longer need to discuss and deliberate over what society’s values should be, simply need to steer men’s ingrained determination to fulfill their passions. c.
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This note was uploaded on 11/14/2011 for the course POLISCI 1011-11 taught by Professor Stevenkelts during the Fall '11 term at GWU.

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