Virtue is not Different for a Man and a Woman as Plato Suggests

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I agree with his statement to a certain degree, according to Oxford Dictionaries virtue means “a quality considered morally good or desirable in a person.” I can see why Plato would say that virtue is different based on a person’s quality to be taught. But for him to say that it is different for a man and a woman I do not agree with this statement. Plato is making virtue being different due to gender. But either person, male or a female have a biological state or disposition obtaining virtue. I think that virtue is different for some people due to learned behavior in their upbringing. A person can acquire virtue by the values and morals being taught or a sense of behavior, and habits are being formed whether they are good, bad, right or wrong as children. Many of us have formulated our views based on what we have heard, seen, or were taught to believe. I feel that Social class and culture has a great deal to do with some of the displaced morals and values such as ethical subjectivism according to Jean Jacques Rousseau “what a person feels is right is right, and what a person feel is wrong is wrong” (rousseau p.223). In the article on Ethical Subjectivism written by Jean Jacques Rousseau stating that each person determines what is morally right. She gives an example of Emily and Jorge; Jorge steals Emily’s lap top and he feel as though it is okay due to the fact that his lap top…

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