Important announcement: our class on the morning of monday march 19th will be cancelled due to my participation in a conference. Reminder that your short papers are due in class on wednesday march. Also, term paper questions and instructions now posted on b. b. Next week: we begin our adventure into metaphysics . Student of plato, and teacher to alexander the great . Hugely influential in virtually every area of philosophy: logic, metaphysics, His many claims were both amazingly impressive and, at other times, strangely off the mark: (1) spherical earth. And it is with persons that the ethics of virtue is primarily concerned. Virtues are dispositions not only to act in particular ways, but also to feel in particular ways. (macintyre) Neither by itself is enough to guarantee virtue! A virtue is a trait of character manifested in habitual action. Vices are traits of character manifested in habitual action too, after all.