Aristotle And Aristotle's Theory Of Virtue Ethics

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Virtue ethics is a philosophy that define moral decisions as something that depend primary in the individual itself; however, it can take in account other factors like culture for example. A big philosopher of virtue ethics was Aristotle, who based his theory in the fact that the individual learn moral virtue primary through habit and practice rather than instruction. For Aristotle, ethics should lead the individual into a meaningful life where the actions we do are based on what’s right and doing what’s right shows the character of the individual. Centered in the meaning of virtue defined by Aristotle, I decided to put in practice a virtue that can be difficult to do, but when done well, the result can lead to great things. The virtue is admitting …show more content…
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
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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

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