Aristotle Virtue Analysis

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Question 2- Aristotle Aristotle wrote Nicomachean Ethics in which he explains what his notion of virtue is and how it relates to good. Also, he demonstrates the relationship between virtue and character, how virtue develops character. Furthermore, he explains his belief of the good life for humans. According to Aristotle, virtue is a disposition to act or to behave in a particular manner. Aristotle states that no one is born with virtue. Virtue is something that is learned. So how do you learn virtue? You learn virtue through experiencing people doing good things, watching people perform good acts. There are two types of virtue, moral and intellectual. He describes moral virtues by saying it comes from habit. Where intellectual virtues come…show more content…
Life of virtue is important to be happy. Virtue is an action. A “good life” is a life that you are constantly striving for greatness. You must want to push yourself to be successful. And only when you do this, you will live a life full of happiness. When you work hard for something rather than just having it handed to you is the only way to be truly happy. However, when you live this way your never done pushing yourself. You are constantly trying to improve yourself. You will continue to set new goals for yourself. A goal is known as a telos—end or goal. You will not always reach your goal so one must keep practicing. Which means that you will never fully feel successful. Your going to be disappointed and your going to face failures. One is not always going to be successful. Living a “good life” is not going to be easy. However, one will feel accomplished for how often they push themselves. For Aristotle this means your being the best possible person you can be. One knows their strengths but also, they will know their weaknesses. One will always work on their weaknesses. This type of person will do good things. If you want to be courageous, you must practice at it until it becomes part of your character. Aristotle believes that if you do virtuous acts repeatedly it will become part of your character. For Aristotle a good life is for a man who is in harmony with
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