How does Aristotle understand virtue

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How does Aristotle understand virtue? What is it, and how is it connected to the soul and its parts? To teleology? To human happiness?. When you quote Aristotle in support of your claims, simply refer to the Bekker notation (Aristotle).

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School: Duke University


Running head: VIRTUE





The works of Aristotle are essential in helping to identify the various morals that guide
the community and the need for accountability in the application of virtues. Aristotle defines
virtue as a trait or character that assists in the achievement of good living and argues that this is
the reason that people have towards living in the society. Aristotle looks at the moral and the
intellectual virtues and identifies the different collection efforts that help in the reasoning of
people characters. He advances that moral virtue is the need to behave correctly and is a means
in which there is focus on the excess and the deficiency vices. The need to observe the different
practices is essential as it encourages the reasoning and the need to follow the instructions that
guide the attitude of the people towards pleasure and pain. Virtues help in the motivation of the
people to act in a specific way, and this helps in the development of character that guides the
development of character about the passions of the individual. According to Aristotle, the
variation of the character helps in understanding the role that individuals play and the need to
focus on the knowledge that guides the different goals set in life (Irwin, 1996). There is the
application of various personalities that help in the attainment of happiness and the moderation
that guides the cultivation of virtues in the completion of the life of the people.
Virtue is connected to the soul and its part because it is connected to the actions of the
individuals. Aristotle advances that the actions are seen to be virtuous, and this is where there is
an equilibrium in the soul that helps one understand the actions that lead to the development of
their character. Aristotle advances, "The greatest virtues are those who are most useful to other
persons" (Bekker page 1095 a). It helps in focusing on the role of individual virtue to the
community. There is the constant analysis of the concepts that are misunderstood and that help in
the analysis of virtue as a mean where there is the clarification of the pains and the pleasures



where people have to make their judgment of character. The practicality of people’s moral helps
in the implementation of the actions and this assists in focusing on the perception of the behavior
of the people and the principles that they implement in acting in the right way (Irwin, 1996). The
reasoning that guides the appearance and the responses that the individuals give is through a
focus on the sight of the human beings and the desire to ...

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