What happens after a long training? What is muscle memory?

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When you think of Aristotle and virtue think of exercise or training.  What happens after a long training?  What is muscle memory?  How could virtue be an analogy of that?

May 25th, 2015

Wow, you're really being pushed into the Nichomachaean Ethics, aren't you?

So, Aristotle argues in the aforementioned text that virtue is a state of being. It is a posture you must accustom yourself to holding, a reaction/manner/metaphorical muscle memory that requires flexing in order to maintain it. That is to say, virtue is not something you just learn and then never use.

In the context of exercise, Aristotle's concept of a virtue would be (this is a painful metaphor to make) like a pushup. Just because you once learned how to do a pushup does not mean you are permanently "fit". You have to actually exercise that pushup to build the muscles, and then you must maintain those muscles.

In this context, a virtuous life is the muscle memory acquired by practicing the virtue you learned.

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Please ask that as a new question-- it doesn't really relate to this one.

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My instructor asked, that question

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