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Real Life Example of Virtue.docx

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Philosophy
Course
PHIL 4406
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svetelj
Semester
Spring

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After we are given the real life example; ­ You apply Aristotle’s definition of either happiness or virtue to the situation  Virtue: Virtue, then, is a state that decides, consisting in a mean, then mean relative to us, which is defined by reference to reason, that is to say, to the reason by reference to which the prudent person would define it. It is a mean between two vices, one of excess and one of deficiency. 1. a hexis (a stable mind, habit, characteristic, not what comes and goes) 2. that is proairetikê(concerned with, determine of, giving rise to choice) 3. lying in a mesotes (mean, intermediate) between excess and deficiency 4. a mean relative to us (to each of us, to the relative facts of us) 5. a mean determined by logos (reason(ing), formula, proportion, explanation) 6. by which a pronimos (person of practical wisdom) would determine it. How can we get virtue? How can we become virtuous? • - Person who got virtue knows what he or she is doing • - He or she does it bec
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