Aristotle explains that a virtuous person is who can modulate passions and consideration. Aristotle thinks two kinds of virtue; virtue as consideration and virtue as characteristics. We cannot learn the virtue as characteristics by studying. Also, we cannot be virtuous naturally. Therefore, we all can be virtuous by learning from others and preparing.
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.
Within Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, he considers humanity and its relationship with moral virtue. By the end of this essay, I will have summarized how Aristotle sees virtue as something that can be improved through repetition and what sort of ideology is required for an action to be considered fully virtuous. Also, I will address how one may disagree with Aristotle’s views on how a person learns to become virtuous, in thinking that the concept of virtue must be precisely defined rather than free-formed, as Aristotle understands it to be. Following that counterargument, I shall refute it by explaining how a satisfactory childhood impresses society’s code of conduct upon a youth and how a youth learns how to apply that code of conduct through
Aristotle has four main components of virtue which are doing something knowingly, something that one must choose, the choice made needs to be made for the right reason, and a stable condition is needed. Making a choice knowingly has a huge effect on whether something is being done for the right reasons. Aristotle wrote, “And a person lacking self control acts while desiring something not choosing it while a person with
This is exemplified when in Antonio’s dream of his birth, his father’s family further shares of how they want for Antonio to continue in his father’s vaquero legacy, and become a Márez, “Gabriel, they shouted, you have a fine son! He will make a fine vaquero!” (5). From the beginning of the book, it is shown how Antonio’s parents have colliding views on how Antonio’s legacy should be shaped. His mother wants for Antonio to become a priest to bring honor to the family, while his father wants for him to be a vaquero while staying true to himself. This can is shown when his mother says, “‘‘ You will be a Luna, Antonio.
A virtuous man is one who has been trained since childhood, a person who is rational and can control their impulses. A good person will always behave in a virtuous manner. Aristotle mentions two types of virtues, on relating to wisdom and one relating to character. Virtues of wisdom come by through teachings. These are things that can be learned through study.
Many perspectives of ethical theory do not take this mix into consideration and state that morals are either completely subjective or objective. One of the biggest strength of the virtue ethics arguments is the fact that it allows for morals to be both objective and subjective. Aristotle spent a lot of time thinking about virtue ethics and observing the traits that he valued in others. Through this he saw common traits that he admired in everyone from which he derived four traits he determined to be absolutes: courage, loyalty, generosity, and honesty (Rachels 176). Yet he still recognized that many other
Aristotle in his best-known work Nicomachean Ethics, discusses many fundamental things like happiness, friendship, pleasure, justice, human good. He gives us an image of the good (and even best) life and tells how to achieve it, he shows us the difference between false and true happiness, explains how friendship works and why we need to seek for the impossible. After two millenniums his works are still extremely popular and fundamental to every philosopher or anyone interested in this discipline. Like Socrates and Plato, Aristotle chooses virtues to be his main objects of discussion. The first thing that comes to mind when one is asked ‘what is it you want most of all?’ Is human happiness.
Throughout the reading of ‘Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics’ I have gained a great interest of his ethical work on bravery. In Aristotle’s writing about bravery he comes across the meaning of bravery and how it differs from a rash man and a cowardly man. Although one may see as if a brave man is able to face his fear and conquer anything that will send him away from his purpose. There are different types of bravery that conclude to how bravery is applied to habits we rational humans have. We come to think of five of them, which are political, experience, spirit, hope, and ignorance.
One day, Bassanio told Antonio, there was a beautiful and wealthy heiress in Belmont but he did not have money so he asked Antonio to lend him 3,000 gold pieces for the journey. Antonio told his friend that he wanted to lend him whatever amount of money he needed, but at that time he had not any money because his money was invested in his business. Bassanio went to a money-lender whose name was Shylock. Although shylock had money to burn, he loved it too much. He lent money to merchants, but they had to pay him back large interest.