PHI_Notes_3.20.08 - PHI VT 4/8/2008 Jose Alvarez Plato,...

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PHI 01:50:07 Jose Alvarez VT o Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Epictetus, Aquinas, Sandel, Macintyre o Plato, authoritarian Moral realist – forms “Form of the good” Rulers o Philosopher kings, auxiliaries, artisans o PK would have wisdom, aux would have courage, and art would have temperance Applies to groups and individuals A battle within yourself between the rational, spirited and appetitive parts of your soul o Aristotle Look in terms of the purpose or the function of the ting The function of a human being is rationality but also says that our goal is happiness, or a good life Eudaimonia – flourishing life On each side of a virtue is a vice, one side is excessive and one is deficient, and in the center is the virtue. Doesn’t give you an absolute, unlike Plato o Epictetus, argues for apathy o Sandel and Macintyre are communicatarians o All argue for the conception of human nature which related to the idea of rationality We are social being and therefore social or political animals Deontology o Kant Was very anal retentive o Ross
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PHI_Notes_3.20.08 - PHI VT 4/8/2008 Jose Alvarez Plato,...

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