Reason and Commitment Class 3

Legislators make citizens good by habituating them to

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Unformatted text preview: istotle defined “virtue” (arete) as a “state” or “disposition” of human beings, not as a single quality of actions considered independently of the agents that perform them Virtue, sensation and legislation: ! “Virtue is that disposition to do with pleasure and distress which leads one to act so as to achieve the best, and vice is the opposite” (1104b, 27 ­8) ! “Legislators make citizens good by habituating them [to act virtuously], and this is the wish of every legislator; those...
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