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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 virtuous. Also, I will address how one may disagree with Aristotle’s views on how a person learns to become virtuous, thinking that the concept of virtue must be precisely defined rather than as free-formed as Aristotle understands it. 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 trial and error. According to Aristotle, each individual has the ability to develop moral virtue, yet, this moral virtue is initially negligible in a person’s life since they do not possess the proper faculties to understand society’s expectations.
Comparative analysis of Aristotelian Equality In Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle asserts one cannot live a virtuous and fulfilling life without the presence of a friend, despite the presence of the essential goods. In addition to his point, he states the best friendships are built upon a true equality which in turn builds on the mutual contributions and goodness of the character of the individuals within a friendship. Without equality, Aristotle argues, friendships tend to fall apart either due to eventual conflicts of interest or the friendship outliving it usefulness. However, some might argue the best friendships do not need any equality among individuals and can still produce the benefits of a Aristotle definition of the best friendship. Although this argument suggests the absence of equality produces a better friendship and life, I will defend Aristotle’s view by presenting textual evidence from of Nicomachean Ethics proving otherwise.
Such a team where seamless and effective relationships exist, members are poised to learn from one another, develop skills and leverage on such internally gained skills to expedite work processes thereby increasing overall efficiency, reducing downtimes and knowledge gaps. Collaboration among such team members will make members to perform at their best by working on what they do best. Building Trust Good working relationship in a team cultivates trust and constantly gives members assurance of everyone being in the benefit of
They came up with contradicting conclusions about morality. One of it was their stand about moral rules in the way which different communities also govern its people in different ways. For me, an example of which is that (The way how ‘community X’ govern its people is way too different with the way how ‘community Y’ govern its peo-ple; therefore the way how ‘community X’ govern its people is not and will never be applicable in the ‘community Y’). Sophists also believe that moral rules are unnatural because the Sophists noticed that people only obey the moral rules for the fact that they can only be judged afterwards if they would not follow it. My example for this theory is that: (The government said that piracy is a crime and that people must not commit this mistake, meanwhile, some people doesn’t really want to obey it but because of the fact that they would be put into jail for this crime then they would come up with the decision to just follow the moral rule, morality in this sense is really unnatural.)
Not to mention, Daniel Statman, a well known philosopher, claims that even “ the virtuous person is not the person who has excellent knowledge of some set of principles, meta principles, and meta-meta principles, but the person who has right perception as to which rules should apply here and now. And this person, must be, among other things, sensitive, compassionate perceptive- the same features so praised in virtue ethics” (524). Statman’s comment is trying to acknowledge how a virtuous character is more fundamental to ethics than rules are. In other words, Statman is like Aristotle, claiming that principles of how one lives can not create a virtuous person. Given these points, being able to form a virtuous habit and applying it to situations will not only create a morally virtuous person but also an virtuous intellectual.
After all, no one person wants to be treated as a tool. The greater good is all fine and good, but a person’s individual good is also as important. However, arguments notwithstanding, if people solely follow this punishment theory, then yes, their actions can be justified. Of course, many immoral acts can be justified under this theory which makes it a very dangerous theory, if it is the only theory society is
If he had full faith in the morality of the system, he would have stayed and given himself in. However, he felt like being imprisoned without committing any crime was unjustifiable and unfair to himself. So, he ran. This shows that the rule in the movie was not, in fact, morally universalizable. As can be seen, so many parts of this movie that can be seen as universalizable are only universalizable due to chance, wording, or blind faith.
When the task is accomplished this person will receive his community’s approval and the person themselves will feel great pride and a confidence boost. This success will provide him/her with a positive foundation which allows the individual to complete tasks that will be encountered in the later stages of development. Contrasting from this it the individual is unable to complete the task they will become unhappy and dissatisfied with themselves and will not receive the approval of their own society. This will actually lead to the subsequent experience of difficulty when faced with the new task. “This theory practices the individual as an active learner who continually interacts with a similarly active social environment” (Havighurst,
This goes against many religions and their righteous beliefs. Which is understandable, in most cases. While others, have a reason to exercise their rights and it gives them the freedom to choose. Ethics is a factor of dictating one’s conscience. People have a hard time understanding what is the right choice for them to make.