Socrates Definition Of Virtue

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What is virtue? Dictionary.com tells us that virtue is; moral excellence; goodness; righteousness. However, this is one of the eight definitions the sight has available. So as you can see, the true definition of virtue is not concrete. During the duration of Plato's Meno, Socrates discusses with Meno, the topic of virtue. They continually make a definition of virtue and follow that up with flaws in the definition. By the end of the book, they have not devised a solid understanding of the word, but now they know that they do not know what virtue is exactly.

How does one start a topic they are not sure how to define? Well, like Socrates, we must first try to decide what virtue is to us. Is it something of the mind? Of the body? Perhaps its of the spirit! Is it a belief or even a lifestyle? I myself believe that virtue is a lifestyle. So therefore, its of the body. You become virtuous when you succeeding in treating people like that of Christ. You must put your own needs and wants behind those of others. Not only must you do this, you should also work to do more for others, and when things do not go as you wish, offer the sorrows and disappointments of life up for the betterment of self and also to help others that may need help but do not know where to look. …show more content…

I believe a virtuous man would long for wisdom, knowledge, and justice! Perhaps we must first gain wisdom before we truly discover the meaning of virtue. Man can be swayed from this search of virtue with things such as wealth, power, social status, and really anything that is worldly and pleasurable to the human

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