Aristotle's Two Types Of Virtue

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In the article “Nicomachean Ethics” Aristotle talks about how virtue is needed for a person to have happiness in their life. A virtuous person is a person that is living with high morally standards and that is living by the great of goodness. Aristotle talks about two different types of virtue. One being Virtue of thoughts and the other being virtue of characters. Virtue of thought is believed to be a good characteristic. It is acquired by learning virtues like honor, excellence and so on. However not all people have resources or the ability to develop virtue of characters and everyone doesn’t all have good standards to develop it. In book1 Aristotle believes that every activity that we do as humans aims at some conclusion that will be…show more content…
He talks about those that are considered moral. Moral virtue is dealing with moderation, courage, generosity. The other type of virtue he talks about is those that are considered intellectual and intellectual virtue deals with wisdom and contemplation. He believes that moral virtues are created by habitual actions. He Also believes that teaching and growth is intellectual main owes. He stated that “From the pain that none of the moral virtues arises in us by nature; for nothing that exist by nature can form a habit contrary to its nature” (148). Aristotle goes on by giving us an example of this by saying “For instance the stone which by nature moves downwards cannot be habituated to move upwards” (148). He says that when humans are born, they aren’t natural capacity for virtue. When we are young education and cultivation by our parents are pivotal in setting up human’s ability in making virtuous acts habitual. Aristotle feels like human’s beings should commit numerous virtuous actions for to take a step in becoming virtuous. He thinks that we should do this as much as possible. He also stated that moral virtues have to be attended by desire. Aristotle believes that when humans commit virtuous actions, they cannot be pained for those virtuous actions. If the human is pained because of an action in which the commit, then it is not considered virtuous. Given the right education, it should make us take desire in what is moral
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