Jordan Virtues

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Rivera I will assert that virtue is the happy, magnificent, and content median between the two vices. This type of happiness is our highest objective in life. Moreover, all human activities aim at some end that we consider good. According to Aristotle, virtue is a disposition to behave in the right manner and as a mean between extremes of deficiency and excess, which are called vices. Individuals learn moral virtue primarily through habit and practice. Moreover, Aristotle does not say that we should aim for happiness, but rather that we do aim at happiness. Most individuals think of “happiness” as physical pleasure or honor, but this is because they have an imperfect view of the good life. A question of high significance in any investigation of ethics is how we can teach people to be good. Furthermore, Aristotle makes it clear that virtue cannot be taught in a classroom or by means of argumentation. Virtue is taught through consistent practice, which begins at a young age: “Our discussion will be adequate if it has as much clearness as the subject-matter admits of for precision is not to be sought for alike in all discussions, any more than in…show more content…
As she explains: “Our various environmental crises are material and ecological, and they are economic and political, but they are also existential and ethical. They are about what it means to live as a human – understanding our place, possibilities, and limitations – in the world we’ve been given, along with all the other beings that inhabit it…(page number 1210) ” It is up to us to determine our own happiness. We cannot pick and choose our own vices because the supreme value of good should be an activity of the rational
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