Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics
One of the key aspects of Aristotle’s definition of moral virtue is that it is …show more content…
A virtue is not something as simple as a feeling or something one does for the day. Feelings are involuntary, and should not be praised or blamed or anything of the sort. However, virtues are worked towards, and should thus be praised. For as previously stated, virtue is behaving in the right manner, which one must do consciously.
Aristotle’s views on ethics transcend time. His views on the world will always be relevant, and his take on virtue is no exception. His argument is that true virtue is the predominant tendency to consistently behave in the right manner with a balance between the extremes of deficiency and excess, regardless if this virtue is intellectual or moral. In closing, he states that he is “not conducting this inquiry in order to know what virtue is, but in order to become good, else there would be no advantage in studying it,” which shows that by his own standards, he is