Reason and Commitment Class 3

A mean in relation to us aristotle means that virtue

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Unformatted text preview: 6 ­1107a2) Virtue is “a state”, i.e. a condition of human being, vice being its opposite: there are human beings that are virtuous (and do good), and others who are vicious (and do bad). Inseparability between ! Philosophical anthropology: the study of human beings both as they are and as they ought to be (and therefore of their “becoming”) ! Moral philosophy: the understanding of norms and virtues and their relation to conduct Compare with modern moral thought: ! Kantian ethics, concerned with the transcendent purity of the agent’s intention (and therefore with ne...
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