phil hw9 - Dr. Hornsby PHIL 260.001 10/28/09 Gyges, a...

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Dr. Hornsby PHIL 260.001 10/28/09 Gyges, a shepherd, was out with his flock one day, and suddenly an earthquake came upon him. The earthquake created an opening in the Earth, and Gyges was intrigued. As he looked into the opening of the Earth, along with others, he noticed a figure with a ring upon it. From the opening, he took the ring and made it his own. Gyges came to discover that the ring had very special powers. Depending on which way he would turn the ring, on his finger, determined if Gyges would disappear or reappear. This is something that is totally absurd to common knowledge. Gyges would use the ring’s magic to his own selfish and devious advantages. Once he returned to the kingdom, he already had a plan. He used the ring to turn invisible to anyone in sight and seduced the Queen in the palace. Gyges then convinced her to deceive the King. With the queen’s help, Gyges was able to slay the King and take over the kingdom from that point on. Aristotle’s virtue ethics focuses on the sort of person every human develops to be through
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course PHIL 260 taught by Professor Hornsby during the Fall '10 term at N.C. A&T.

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