Essay On Virtues And Vices

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1. What according to Aristotle, is a virtue? What is a vice? Fully describe two virtues and their corresponding vices. How does the concept of balance relate to virtues and vices? A virtue is something that can be praised upon however it is also make us good and obedient to the law. Virtue makes us good and obedient to the laws that are forced upon us. There are two types of virtues one is a moral virtue which comes from habits while intellectual virtue comes from knowledge. However, Aristotle talks about courage which is basically overcoming fear to what is right. Also courage is shown by being brave in a battle. And by having courage you receive a sense of honor. While temperance talks about not indulging in oneself and acting like a stuck up donkey. This basically means not being selfish and only thinking about you. Human virtue and human happiness are activities not of the body, but of the soul. There are two types of virtues which are Moral virtues and Intellectual virtues. Intellectual virtues come from learning while Moral virtues come from habits. A vice is practically your attitude towards something. To be virtuous you…show more content…
By living in happiness it consists of honor, wealth, pleasure, and a life of contemplation and reason. Some things are worthy in and of itself and not in the attainment of other thing. Aristotle claims that nearly everyone would agree that happiness is the end which meets all requirements. I believe that is partially true, but it also can enrich the soul. The goal of man is reason. It is not something that can be gained or lost in a few hours, like pleasurable sensation. However, man uses reason by establishing facts through induction, perception, habituation, and other investigation. According to Aristotle, happiness consists in achieving, through the course of a whole lifetime. It then leads to the perfection of human nature and to the enrichment of human

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