Ownership Of Tangible Goods

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I believe that “owning” the tangible helps to build moral character, but there is a fine line where “ownership” can become detrimental. “Ownership” is not detrimental until the object becomes idolized. “Owning” the tangible goods helps to build sense of self. As Aristotle claims, “ownership of tangible goods helps to develop moral character.” By owning my car, I have certain responsibilities that I must do. I have to wash it, put gas in it, rotate the tires, and drive carefully. All of these help to build character. I also own my dog. It is my job to feed him, bathe him, brush him, and play with him. Without “ownership” people would not be able to build moral character. However, Plato claims, “owning objects is detrimental to a person’s character.”

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