Aristotle And Aristotle's Theory Of Virtue Ethics
By practicing virtue, one becomes virtuous. Thus the main point is the way one behaves and not what the result is. Aristotle’s understanding of virtue was the mean between two extremes of a character trait, for instance, courage as a point between cowardice and reckless.
The principle also explains that not human is born with moral virtue, instead humans acquire it. Humans aren’t naturally good or bad, but grow good or bad according to the habits they cultivate throughout their lives. To become a better person, we must practice virtue acts regularly, after a while, these acts will convert to habit and we’ll lead to a more satisfactory life. For example, the soccer player who practices soccer over and over will become better at it and used to do it; moreover, people that practice their virtues progress their skills and therefore becoming happier. To Aristotle the person who continuously practice its virtues will soon be on the right …show more content…
There is always a time in your life when you were or will be asked to do something, by an employer, friend, or neighbor for example, and that “something” might not be the right thing to do, so in that moment your virtue is put to test. These are some very important situations we have all, at some point of our lives, encountered or yet to experience. In every human setting, there are certain laid down principles which are generally considered vital to the social welfare of the people as well the society. These are the ethics and virtues that serve as a guideline to the way an individual live his or her life and are generally accepted and recognized as good virtues, which Aristotle exposes in his theory of moral