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(N11) Aristotle- Nicomachean Ethics BK 1

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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 1090
Professor
Sarah Byers
Semester
Fall

Description
Aristotle:  Nicomachean Ethics Book 2 Virtue= virtus (latin  root)   Vir­ man; human males    Vs. Strength Soul   Homo­ human beings = Good people = Happiness 1107a Virtue= strength in soul State of character­ stable in your soul Midpoint:  analogy with                Tend to/       Habituation▯habit bodily health       Not do certain    Repetition of the same kinds of actions     ­ Concerned w/     ­ Consisting in  Athlete:        “mean” not  500cal    6000c average but “midpoint” Athlete­Midpoint: depends on metabolism, height, gender etc.         Not numerical midpoint/mean      Eating         Eating: Appropriate amount Athlete=Analogy of Virtue ­Every virtue is the midpoint between deficiency and excess          Bravery
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