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Christian Yimgnia Philosophy 1001 Professor Schaar Part 1 The word virtue personified by Niccolo Machiavelli can be seen in his own words as “ A return to first principles in a republic is sometimes caused by the simple virtues of one man. His good example has such an influence that the good men strive to imitate him, and the wicked are ashamed to lead a life so contrary to his example. Virtues although described by some as a necessary ingredient to an acceptable way of life, some people absolutely disregard the statement as being bogus. Virtue can be defined as a positive trait or quality subjectively deemed to be morally excellent and thus is valued as a foundation of principle and good moral being. Personal virtues are characteristics valued as promoting individual and collective well being. A succinct definition of virtue is a state of character. Types of Virtues Encouragement – a push of advice to meet your goals- Rating 3 Benevolence – being self cautious - Rating 2 Curiosity – an emotion which causes natural inquisitive behavior- Rating 4 Independent – to be able to stand on your own two feet- Rating 4
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Empathy- is the capacity to recognize another's state of mind or emotion- Rating 4 Humility- Imitate Jesus and Socrates- Rating 2 Faith- is a belief in the trustworthiness of an idea- Rating 4 Resolution : Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve- Ratings 3 Sincerity: Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly- Ratings 2 Justice : Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your
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This note was uploaded on 01/02/2012 for the course PHILO 1001 taught by Professor James during the Spring '11 term at University of Minnesota Duluth.

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