Essay on Aristotle 's View Of Virtue
Aristotle’s Viewpoint Greek philosopher Aristotle argues that virtue is the mean between extremes. His argument hinges on the basic concept that too much of a good thing is not good, and too little of a bad thing may be bad. With respect to the issue of generosity, Aristotle argues (Irwin, 1999):
Premise 1: If one is too generous in giving the wrong amount, to the wrong people, at the wrong time, then one will soon have nothing left with which to be generously given.
Premise 2: If one is not generous at all then he or she is deficient in giving and excessive in taking – neither of which are virtuous.
Conclusion: Therefore, one should give to the right people, in the right amount, at the right time in order to be neither deficient in…