1-6-11 - Argument – a collection of statements some of...

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Unformatted text preview: 1-6-11 Argument – a collection of statements some of which, the premises, give us reason to accept another, the conclusion. Deductive – 100% certainty Inductive – conclusion not 100% certain Moral Theoric What should I do? Action What kind of person should I be? Character – (Aristotle’s theory is Character based) Good people can do bad things, bad ppl can do bad things. Everything we do Aims at happiness Happiness = flourishing Instrumentally valuable – valuable because it gets you something that’s valuable; valued for some other reason Intrinsically valuable – good just because they are good; valued for its own sake Something can be both (ex. Friends) Happiness is the only thing we value for itself and no other reason. What kind of person should I be? A virtuous person How do I know if an action is good? An action is good if it is what a virtuous person would do. Acting in the right way at the right time for the right reasons Right/ virtuous action – mean between two extremes ...
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