Virtue

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  • Plato Virtue And Virtue

    Happiness and virtue have been the center of philosophical discussions since the ancient age. Philosophers are very much concerned with the non-physical parts of human existence. Likewise, Plato and Aristotle spend a lot of time discussing happiness and virtue, as well as their relationship. While I respect Plato as one of the greatest philosophers of all time, I must disagree with him, and agree with Aristotle, on the subject of virtue and the relationship between virtue and happiness While Aristotle and Plato may disagree on many aspects of happiness and virtues, they seem to agree on the definition and importance of those two topics. The rise and fall of a society depends greatly on virtue of its people. Nothing destroys a great society…

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  • Relationship Between Virtue And Virtue

    How Success Correlates with Virtue Throughout the early dynasties of China, a king’s ability to cultivate virtue is positively correlated with his success. This is seen through the stories of King Wen and Wu, as both kings are able to recognize those with or without virtue. By being able to acknowledge virtue in others, a king can promote virtuous individuals to help cultivate more virtue. This ability allowed King Wen and Wu to end the reign of a corrupt king and establish a long-lasting…

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  • Aristotle's View On Virtue And Virtue

    Virtues as described by Aristotle in book II falls between two extremes or Vices. One side represents the deficits where a cowardice decision is taking place the other side represents the excess of passion where recklessness is. There’s also a middle, the perfect midpoint between the two extremes otherwise known as the golden mean. The golden mean is when a person has access to the right action and achieves equilibrium. Aristotle divides the human brain into parts one part governs and reasons…

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  • Virtue Vs Virtue

    Utilitarianism, which others declare to be bankrupt. These thinkers believe that philosophers should return to a form of thinking similar to that of Aristotle, who believed that a Theory of Virtues should dominate philosophy. Theories of virtue have roots in different backgrounds varying from theological virtues that idealize faith, hope, charity and obedience to views idealized by Aristotle, such as courage, self-control, generosity, and truthfulness. Stemming from these different approaches,…

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  • The Importance Of Virtue

    attain virtue, I must put my feelings aside and choose to act as a servant to my emotion, which is the mean. To be successful, I must deviate from the extremes of deficiency and excess, in order to achieve the mean. Aristotle states that in cases where “feelings of fear and confidence the mean is bravery. The excessively fearless person is nameless, and the one who is excessively confident is rash. The one who is excessive in fear and deficient in confidence in cowardly” (Nicomachean Ethics,…

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  • Virtue Theory

    Virtue ethics is a rather old theory with Chinese origins but is normally associated with the Greeks. Unlike most theories such as consequentialist and deontological where rule, acts, and consequences are most important; virtue ethics mainly emphasize character and being a good or virtuous person. The only rules that are important are the ones that are written by a good person or if they will help a person become virtuous. Virtue ethics asks the questions: How should one live? What is considered…

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  • Virtue Happiness

    And, we know that “no one is a wise man by nature,” so wisdom is a virtue acquired by habit. Since it is necessary for a person to become wise in order to be rewarded by the gods, virtue is the first step towards good fortune, and thus εὐδαιμονία. Yet, εὐδαιμονία and good fortune are not the same. Even if virtuous people cannot have εὐδαιμονία without any good fortune, they do not need a lot of good fortune and no one can have εὐδαιμονία just by the possession of good fortune; we can see that…

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  • Honesty Is A Virtue?

    Honesty is a virtue. Therefore honesty truly is the best policy. Honesty is the foundation of any on track well-working relationship. Regardless of the relationship whether it's with parents,friends,teachers honesty is really important. Neither of the relationships mentioned earlier would be successful without trust, loyalty, that is gained from being honest. If you are dishonest you will find yourself in situations where you will have to tell one or two lies to avoid getting in trouble. I…

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  • Virtue Ethicism

    If I were a virtue ethicist my actions wouldn’t necessarily be out of decision. Making a decision may lead to an obligation or duty, as a virtue ethicist I have no obligation to perform a good, or just actions. As Aristotle states, “He seeks and choses the mean, not the absolute mean, but the mean considered relevant to ourselves.” Meaning that I’d simply act out of habit and choose the mean between deficiency and excess. An example would be if I were given the opportunity to help someone on a…

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  • Machiavelli Virtue

    Machiavelli’s Advice and its Effectiveness on Modern Politics In “The Qualities of the Prince,” Niccolò Machiavelli argues that although a prince would ideally want to be characterized as possessing the qualities of virtue and righteousness, he must also be willing to resort to actions that are immoral or deceitful in order to maintain power. Although having qualities of vice might damage the reputation of a leader temporarily, Machiavelli argues that it will lead to the rise and success of a…

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