Philosophy Discussion Day 4

An action has moral worth only if it is produced by a

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An action has moral worth only if it is produced by a good will o Sympathetic philanthropist – one who gives because he likes doing it Not motivated by duty, but inclination Doing it for the wrong reason o Sorrowful philanthropist –does it because he knows it’s the right thing  to do Only his has moral worth because he’s doing it because it’s the  right thing Aristotle
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o Talks about people being virtuous, but in order to preserve terminology  an act has moral worth for Aristotle if it’s what the virtuous person  would do o Virtuous person does the right thing o The virtuous person acts in accord with right reason They act for the sake of the noble: the virtuous person does  what they do because it’s virtuous o The virtuous person takes pleasure in virtuous acts o Doing the right thing, at the right time for the right reason o Sympathetic philanthropist: not fully virtuous He does the right thing Takes pleasure in it But he does it for the wrong reason o
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