RQ07-NicEthics2 - ReadingQuestions#7 Aristotle Nic.Ethics...

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Reading Questions #7 Aristotle –      Nic. Ethics      Book III, chaps. 1-2     1. How does Book III begin?  Why should future political leaders reflect on voluntary       action? Virtue is about feelings and actions. Because sometimes people do things voluntarily or  involuntarily (gun to their family’s head). Corrective treatments? 2. What two ingredients are present in involuntary actions (1110a1)?  What does it       mean for something to come about by force? Force or ignorance. Gun to your family’s head. 3. What does Aristotle say about the case where one is forced to do something shameful       by a tyrant: is an action in such a case voluntary or not? (1110a4ff). Voluntary. 4. How does Aristotle qualify the other ingredient: ignorance (1110b17-1111a20).     Everyting caused by this is nonvoluntary but involves pain and regret 5. Given what he has said, what make an action voluntary? (1111a22ff)     One has to willingly now what one has done. 6. Next, Aristotle discusses decision.  What does he mean by decision? (chapter 2)  How       are  decisions related to voluntary actions? Decision based not on the appetites but on rational thought. Decisions are related to  voluntary actions. Decisions involves reason and thought and indicates what we chose. Aristotle –      Nic. Ethics      Book VI, chaps. 1-7     7. According to the first line, what is Aristotle’s aim in book VI? (see also §3)     What exactly definition is? 8.
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RQ07-NicEthics2 - ReadingQuestions#7 Aristotle Nic.Ethics...

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