Virtue In Aristotle, Bentham, Mill, And Mill

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Aristotle, Bentham and Mill, and Kant are all authors of different ages. During this week’s readings, all of the author's writings talk about what their beliefs when it comes to ethics and virtues. Every piece, written in a different way, yet the same. After reading all of the passages, it is my belief that the most important virtue that Aristotle argues for is moral. So what exactly is moral? Well according to the Oxford English Dictionary liberty is “ relating to human character or behaviour considered as good or bad.” Quite frankly, I do not disagree with this definition. Though moral does depend not on only character or actions, I do not disagree with the meaning. Personally, I think one’s knowledge also reflects their morals. I think showing morals in today’s world would mean that every…show more content…
Despite the government’s interference, society, and God, every man has the right to his own ideas and choices. For example, Kant says, “...rulers should be identified with the people; that their interest and will be the interest and will of the nation (Mill 2).” Kant saying this means that those who govern the nation, should not choose himself to make the choices for a man's way of life because those choices may not always show goodness. Instead, those who govern the nation should be chosen and should listen and acknowledge the thoughts that are brought to them. Another example that exemplifies Kant arguing for the definition of moral is towards the end of the passage he says that “freedom is pursuing our own good in our own…(Mill ).” Here he is arguing that as long as one does not interfere with the ways of another man, then the freedom we deserve should be ours to do what we please, hoping that men choose to do what is right. John Mill wrote a powerful piece about his thoughts and beliefs on what moral resembled, but he is just one of many to do
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