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Virtue

Virtue

By Ashley Riley 0 Comment January 14, 2021

According to Aristotle, Virtue is a habit of preferences. It is the habit of being in the middle about us, which a sane person chooses by using his mind. Aristotle divides the concept of “virtue” into two for himself. Intellectual virtue and character virtue. While the source of intellectual virtues is education, the source of character virtues is our habits. Making good habits and doing good deeds gives us pleasure and contributes to our happiness. So is it that simple to be happy for him? Of course not, even to be happy is the ultimate goal of our life. What is meant by happiness here is the term that Aristotle calls “Eudaimonia”. This concept is different from the daily and temporary pleasures experienced by human beings and in a more comprehensive way, it is the endless happiness phase in which one can say “I have reached” at the last point of his life. It is a little difficult to understand. For example, even if a person who has spent his life to make his child happy dies, the Eudaimonia of the deceased continues when the child is happy

 

Aristotle sees the good as the purpose of all things and the pursuit of virtue of the active mind. According to him, virtue requires making a choice, the right choice is the average.

 

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