Whether, then, it is not by nature that the end appears to each man Ne book iii 6 9 as it does appear, but something also depends on him, or the end is natural but because the good man adopts the means voluntarily virtue is voluntary, vice also will be none the less voluntary; for in the case of the bad man there is equally present that which depends on himself in his actions even if not in his end.
The man who exceeds in fear is a coward; for he fears both what he ought not and as he ought not, and all the similar characterizations attach to him. The answer according to Aristotle is that it must involve articulate speech logosincluding both being open to persuasion by reasoning, and thinking things through.
For both children and the lower animals share in voluntary action, but not in choice, and acts done on the spur of the moment we describe as voluntary, but not as chosen.
Which is called after which, makes no difference to our present purpose; plainly, however, the later is called after the earlier. But neither is it wish, though it seems near to it; for choice cannot relate to impossibles, and if any one said he chose them he would be thought silly; but there may be a wish even for impossibles, e.
And as at the Olympic games it is not the fairest and strongest who receive the crown, but those who contend for among these are the victorsso in life, too, the winners are those who not only have all the excellences, but manifest these in deed.
Hence the appetitive element in a temperate man should harmonize with the rational principle; for the noble is the mark at which both aim, and the temperate man craves for the things be ought, as he ought, as when he ought; and when he ought; and this is what rational principle directs.
And, again, it always makes much more difference whether those who are affected by an occurrence are alive or dead than it does whether a terrible crime in a tragedy be enacted on the stage or merely supposed to have Peters Of the feeling of shame It is not the case, then, with all the virtues that the exercise of them is pleasant, except in so far as it reaches its end.
Hence also the sanguine hold their ground for a time; but those who have been deceived about the facts fly if they know or suspect that these are different from what they supposed, as happened to the Argives when they fell in with the Spartans and took them for Sicyonians. Must be studied because a reason prescribes the mean, b they are a part of human excellence.
Hence such craving appears to be our very own. Incontinence yields to pleasure, softness to pain. But the things that in themselves are involuntary, but now and in return for these gains are worthy of choice, and whose moving principle is in the agent, are in themselves involuntary, but now and in return for these gains voluntary.
For such actions men are sometimes even praised, when they endure something base or painful in return for great and noble objects gained; in the opposite case they are blamed, since to endure the greatest indignities for no noble end or for a trifling end is the mark of an inferior person.
In that case it was then open to him not to be ill, but not now, when he has thrown away his chance, just as when you have let a stone go it is too late to recover it; but yet it was in your power to throw it, since the moving principle was in you.
We call in others to aid us in deliberation on important questions, distrusting ourselves as not being equal to deciding. He is, however, by some people called brave, by a transference of the word to a new meaning; for he has in him something which is like the brave man, since the brave man also is a fearless person.
It happiness acquired, or the gift of Gods or of chance? Deliberation is therefore not how we reason about ends we pursue, health for example, but how we think through the ways we can try to achieve them. But perhaps a man is the kind of man not to take care. If this is true, then, how will virtue be more voluntary than vice?
According to Aristotle the potential for this virtue is by nature in humans, but whether virtues come to be present or not is not determined by human nature.
It is possible to act unjustly without being unjust. As he proceeds, he describes how the highest types of praise, so the highest types of virtue, imply having all the virtues of character at once, and these in turn imply not just good character, but a kind of wisdom.
Aristotle justifies saying that happiness must be considered over a whole lifetime because otherwise Priamfor example, would be defined as unhappy only because of his unhappy old age. Now the brave man is as dauntless as man may be.
Of the bodily pleasures, and the distinction between naturally and accidentally pleasant According to Aristotle, three conditions must be fulfilled for friendship to exist between two people.
We can now define human virtue as a disposition to behave in the right manner and as a mean between extremes of deficiency and excess, which are vices.
He also asserts as part of this starting point that virtue for a human must involve reason in thought and speech logosas this is an aspect an ergon, literally meaning a task or work of human living.
For it is thought that both good and evil may in some sort befall a dead man just as they may befall a living man, although he is unconscious of theme. Hence also most of them are a mixture of rashness and cowardice; for, while in these situations they display confidence, they do not hold their ground against what is really terrible.
For the end cannot be a subject of deliberation, but only the means; nor indeed can the particular facts be a subject of it, as whether this is bread or has been baked as it should; for these are matters of perception. For this one requires sufficient external goods to ensure health, leisure, and the opportunity for virtuous action.A summary of Book II in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics.
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Peters I. 9, 5 And if it be better that men should attain happiness in this way rather than by chance, it is reasonable to suppose that it is so, since in the sphere of nature Peters I. 9, 6 all things are arranged in the best possible way, and likewise in the sphere of art, and of each mode of causation, and most of all in the sphere.
Nicomachean Ethics By Aristotle Written B.C.E Translated by W. D. Ross: Table of Contents Book III: 1 Since virtue is concerned with passions and actions, and on voluntary passions and actions praise and blame are bestowed, on those that are involuntary pardon. Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics: Books I-III 6 Book III Chapter 1: One of the conclusions of Book II is that virtue has to do with both feelings and (most directly) with actions.
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