D #2: Classical Virtue Ethics


Identify a particular quality or type of action that you would consider an example of moral virtue or as morally virtuous. Then, explain how it fits Aristotle’s concept of virtue as a “mean between two vices” — in other words, show how this virtue is an “intermediate state” between “excess and defect.” This will require not only naming the specific virtue you’ve chosen but giving a detailed description of it as well as each of its corresponding vices. (Please note: The virtue you choose must be something original, or at least not one already described or discussed by Aristotle.)

D #2: Classical Virtue Ethics


Identify a particular quality or type of action that you would consider an example of moral virtue or as morally virtuous. Then, explain how it fits Aristotle’s concept of virtue as a “mean between two vices” — in other words, show how this virtue is an “intermediate state” between “excess and defect.” This will require not only naming the specific virtue you’ve chosen but giving a detailed description of it as well as each of its corresponding vices. (Please note: The virtue you choose must be something original, or at least not one already described or discussed by Aristotle.)

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