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Essays on Virtue

Does Socrates Allow his Enemies to win by Staying and Accepting his Sentence?
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Socrates allows his enemies to win by staying and accepting his sentence. From the onset of the case, Socrates fails to put a strong defense on his innocence. Rather, he appears unconcerned about the case brought against him. He is rude, arrogant, and fails to empathize with the prosecutor and Athens’ society. As a result, he is unable to convince more than 50% of the jurist that he is innocent. In addition, he appears to be unconcerned with his first…...
Identifying and Analysing an Ethical Issue
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In business, ethical issues is the circumstances where a moral clash appears and must be resolve or tented it. Now in the worldwide, it is an event where an ethical standard is addressed. Ethical issues also is an issue that happens when it gave a choice, the situation or action make a conflict with a general public’s ethical standard. The conflict is sometimes legally dangerous because some certain alternative to solve the issue may violate specific laws. Both of the…...
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Aristotle and the Highest Good
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What is “the good”? “The good” is defined as the ultimate place where everything makes sense and falls into place. In order to have a good life, a person must do something in their life. As Aristotle explains his views and thoughts on pleasure and why it is not good, he tends to be grey with his points (Curtis, lecture notes). According to Aristotle, he believed that pleasure is good but not “the good”. Aristotle’s views as to why pleasure…...
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What’s the Difference Between Wisdom and Knowledge
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The conception of knowledge and wisdom is quite a complicated subject to thoroughly understand. Human wisdom can be described as the acknowledgment that an individual does not know everything, nor is this individual capable of knowing everything. Nevertheless, it is this knowledge of not knowing everything that gives one the true wisdom and proper knowledge in life. Socrates continuously claimed that he did not know anything; this resonates with the essence of what Socrates is all about: he is conscious…...
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What Superpower Do You Wish You Had?
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Have you ever wanted to have superpowers? Or Have you ever wanted to be a superhero? The one who flies around and saves people from villains? Superheroes are known for being good, fighting evil and saving the world from villains. Spiderman, as we all know, is one of the well-known Marvel heroes which acquires the power to shoot webs, wall-crawling, and swing from one building to another without even touching the ground. He could technically fly with the use of…...
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The Christian Understanding of the Human Person
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According to James Keenan, "the real discussion of [virtue] ethics is not the question "What should I do?" But " who should I become?" (Keenan, J., “Virtue Ethics.” In Christian Ethics: An Introduction). We should not live our lives trying to think of things to do that we believe will make us a better person, but more worry about the person we will become and the virtues that we hold. We are called to be an image of God, and…...
“The Indifferent” by John Donne
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"The Indifferent" by John Donne is a relatively simple love poem in comparison to his other, more complicated works. In this poem, "he presents a lover who regards constancy as a 'vice' and promiscuity as the path of virtue and good sense" (Hunt 3). Because of Donne's Christian background, this poem was obviously meant to be a comical look at values that were opposite the ones held by Christians. According to Clay Hunt, "['The Indifferent'] is probably quite an early…...
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Summary of Plato’s ‘The Republic’
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“The Republic” is a work of “Plato” that talks about his “ideal society” (Plato et. al. , 2003, pp. 1 – 496). According to him an “ideal society” is: 1) one that is ordered/structured, just/reasonable, wise/sensible, courageous/spirited, temperate/controlled; 2) a society that is geared towards the well-being of the whole population and not just one class; and last but not least 3) a society that is ruled by the “philosopher-ruler” (Plato et. al. , 2003, pp. 1 – 496). Plato…...
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How does Shakespeare show the theme of hypocrisy up to Act 4, Scene 3?
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Three of the main characters in this play; Angelo, Isabella and the Duke, are seen as being hypocritical. This hypocrisy centres on the theme of pre-marital sex. This theme is started by Claudio having sex with his bride-to-be, Juliet. This was usually seen as acceptable behaviour, but as Angelo, who is strict, moralistic and unwavering in his decision-making, has been put in charge by the Duke, he is starting to run things his way. He is going to punish Claudio…...
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Role of the State in Augustine’s City of God
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According to Augustine, the state has a purely relative and provisional value. Political structures aim to maintain earthly peace and security and civil authority is necessary due to the fallen nature of man. While the state can promote and maintain peace among the Fall, one cannot rely on the state, for it only addresses the conditions in which one lives. In other words, the state can help create an approximate just environment that makes it easier for Christians to live…...
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Сlassically Machiavellian treatise “The Prince”
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Niccolo Machiavelli, writing in The Prince, circa 1513, and published post humously in 1532, states, in essence, that a ruler should obey no law but his own. He is free to do anything to achieve and to remain in power. Machiavelli was likely writing to the Medici family of Florence, having dedicated his work to Lorenzo The Magnificent. Machiavelli listed several traits which the prince must possess to be successful. This paper will look at two traits needed to gain…...
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Presentation of Escalus in Measure for Measure
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Throughout Measure for Measure Escalus can be seen to have two contrasting roles in the play. Many see him as a superficial, unimportant character that plays no significant role in the play, but by others he is seen to be a crucial character that has a major impact on the main plot. This essay will discuss these two views in detail and how they develop and express different approaches to the play. Escalus' name means scales and the title of…...
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Essay About Values Development
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From the vantage point of a philosopher, various schools of thought can perhaps offer a variety of explanations concerning these two concepts: virtue and morality. An average adult also might be able to provide his/her explanation such as that the value of virtue is necessary for a person to live an upright and ethical existence among other human beings. Copeland did an excellent treatise on virtue based on a thorough understanding of what the Scriptures have to say on this…...
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German Sustainability
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In 2008, Deutsche Post DHL has been rated as the best performer in the logistics and transportation sector by Climate Counts, which is a non-profit organization rating corporations on their efforts towards justifying climate change (cf. Climate Counts, 2010). “Climate Counts has found that [Deutsche Post DHL] has established clear and absolute goals to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions, with oversight on climate action at the highest level in the company” (Climate Counts, 2010). Therefore, the company got 67 out…...
Discuss Homer’s portrayal of women in the Odyssey
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In the Odyssey, Homer brings us back to the society of his times through his writings about the people, their lifestyles, perspectives and values. In the patriarchal perspective of women in Homer's society, women hold very low status in comparison to men. In fact, they are considered tokens of male power-struggles. We will study how Homer uses language and style in the portrayal of some women characters to understand what views of women are presented and how these may represent…...
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Discuss Aristotle’s View That We Become Good By Doing Good Things
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Aristotle’s view on becoming good by doing good things gives a very strong sense of nobility. However it is not as easy as it looks or sounds like. Unfortunately when a person tries to do moral or virtuous things, he instead finds himself sometimes wallowing in the mud of confusion. Some of the factors that contribute to this are the differences of cultures in the society and other beliefs which make it hard for an individual to identify how to…...
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Review of Business Competition
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Abstract This paper discusses that business competition today’s leads to diverse self centeredness, though it is healthy for economy of a country but at times it overlap the sphere of peace and humanity. This paper further discusses that Competition is essential to capitalism, but is undermine ethics and misunderstand the nature of competition. It is defined that Darwinian metaphor tune with the corporate nature of most competition that is the familiar war metaphor that one hears in so many corporate…...
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Berlin’s Two Concepts of Liberty
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When a person is deliberately hindered from doing as he wills, then the person is deprived of freedom or enslaved (Berlin 121); however, when one acts as one wills without obstruction, that person has freedom (Berlin 122). This is Liberty. Once concern is directed towards liberty that is relative to the area in which there is no obstruction, then the concern is directed towards negative liberty. The right to privacy for example, the government must respect this area of freedom…...
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Benjamin Franklin’s Idea of Public Library
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Benjamin Franklin was in love with books ever since he was a kid. "FROM a child I was fond of reading, and all the little money that came into my hands was ever laid out in books." (FRANKLIN, Chapter 2). Benjamin spent what ever money he could on books, and often sold his old books to buy new ones. Eventually he found others who were deeply into his hobby like he was. Together they formed a club where they would…...
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Aristotle’s Philosophy of Friendship
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Aristotle define friendships of utility as benefiting in some way from being friends with certain people or exploiting them: maybe they're well-connected, or we need a fourth person for our bridge club. Friendship of pleasure: These are people we simply enjoy being around and hangout with, some examples are drinking buddies or girls who go shopping together. They may be good or bad for us, but the friendship is built on the idea that they're fun to be around. To…...
Man Nature is Good
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"The essence of mankind is innately good." (Mencius). Goodness is a virtue and holiness in action. It's a result that characterizes by deeds with good reason of someone doing something by righteousness and a desire to be a blessing. In addition to that, it is the quality of being virtuously and morally good. In fact, every individual is born with four virtues which are Righteousness, ritual property, wisdom, and benevolence. In this paper I will define two of the four…...
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Plato’s concept of schooling is an try to touch the evil at
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Plato's concept of schooling is an try to touch the evil at its very supply. It is an try and remedy a intellectual illness by a intellectual medication. Barker rightly says that Plato's scheme of schooling brings the soul into that environment which in every degree of its boom is quality appropriate for its development. Plato's concept of training is crucial in his political principle.It is vital in to date because it 'presents a foundation for an appropriate country designed…...
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A Crying Shame: Guilt, Sin, Revelation, and Revenge in Rushdie’s Shame
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In his novel, Shame, Salman Rushdie tells the story of three families living in a fictitious and magical world Rushdie creates to symbolize modern-day Pakistan, a nation founded to be a religious state, its government and its policies shaped by the teachings of Islam. This essay will focus on the first chapter of Rushdie's iconic novel in an effort to understand how Rushdie uses symbolism, metaphor, and analogy to create an imaginary realm that explores the real problems that exist…...
Exploring the Ethical Issues in the movie MY SISTER’S
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APPLICATION OF ETHICAL THEORIES: Virtue ethics: A right act is the action a virtuous person would do in the same circumstances.Virtue ethics is based on person rather than action. Looks at the virtue or ethical character of the person carrying out an action, rather than at ethical duties and rules, or the consequences of particular actions. Virtue ethics not only deals with the rightness or wrongness of individual actions, it provides guidance as to the sort of characteristics and behaviours…...
Salvacion – Ethics Essay
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Leandro M. Salvacion III Ethics MWF 3:30 -4:30 May 10, 2019"Count no man happy until he is dead ""Count no man happy until he is dead". This quote came to be when the great Athenian sage,Solon, came to visit the Lydian king, Croesus. In the story by Herodotus, King Croesus washappy to have the famous sage visit his kingdom. He asked his servants to show Solon themagnificence of his kingdom and to tour him around his territory. When the king…...
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Unthinkable – American thriller film
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Unthinkable is a 2010 American thriller film that revolves around in finding three nuclear bombs planted in different cities of United States by a Muslim citizen who taped himself saying his demands that the American government needs to grant immediately for him not to let the bombs explode. It was also about how the CIA tortured him to say the location of the bombs, his experiences, his whole plan and his decision after. Among all of the characters, who do…...
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Asian civilization is always dynamic in nature and shaped from
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Asian civilization is always dynamic in nature and shaped from various ancient history, artifacts and books since inception.The ways of transmitting texts has been evolving since ancient times. As there is no one alive from the ancient times to tell us what really happened in the past, we have to depend on ancient texts to know the truth. We know some of the history of early Asia through the oracle bone inscriptions, but as civilizations evolved, many people, particularly sages…...
The Importance of Speaking Truthfully and Being Virtuous
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Writing Assignment #3: The Importance of Speaking Truthfully and Being Virtuous California Baptist University Abstract The paper reviews the importance of speaking truthfully and being virtuous when developing and presenting a speech. Keywords: speaking truthfully, being virtuous , presenting a speech. Writing Assignment #3:The Importance of Speaking Truthfully and Being VirtuousIn order to be as credible as possible, we must say the truth. As a human, we are receiving several pieces of information and message telling us what to do,…...
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The Virtue of Simplicity
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Assignment #6 According, to Gambrel and Cafaro in "The Virtue of Simplicity" both should convince that virtue is totally dead wrong because virtue ethics approach to morality and virtue ethics says that you should do whatever the virtuous person would do. And the virtuous person would do whatever promotes eudaimonia. Virtue ethics says that "you should do whatever the virtuous person would do". And the virtuous person would do whatever promotes eudaimonia." Then where virtue ethics tolerates ambiguity, it focuses…...
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Aristotle’s Reflection on Philosophical Concept of Good
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What is the good The good is defined as the ultimate place where everything makes sense and falls into place. In order to have a good life, a person must do something in their life. As Aristotle explains his views and thoughts on pleasure and why it is not the good, he tends to be grey with his points (Curtis, lecture notes). According to Aristotle, he believed that pleasure is a good but not the good. Aristotle's views as to…...
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Defining The Concept Of Justice Philosophy
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“[Justice] isn’t concerned with someone’s doing their own externally, but with what is inside him, with what is truly himself and his own.” (R: 443c) “If a guardian seeks happiness in such a way that he’s no longer a guardian…” (466b) “Our dreams make it clear that there is a dangerous, wild, and lawless form of desire in everyone, even in those who seem to be entirely moderated or measured.” (R: 572b) “Fine things are those that subordinate the beastlike…...
Aristotle: The Three Kinds Of Friendship
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In book VIII of Aristotle’s The Nicomachean Ethics (1999; 1156a6 – 1156a30), the notion of ‘The Three Kinds of Friendship’ (Philia) is expressed. Holding that there are three basic kinds or species of friendship that bind us together expressing that in respect to each there exists a mutual and recognised love. Utility, pleasure, virtue and the good can attract and bind us together in an association of friendship, essentially we become friends with certain individuals because they are either: useful…...
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About Kindness’ Role
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Kindness is an act of compassion, humanity, love, concern and sympathy. Kindness is worship, kindness is religion. Kindness is a behaviour that spreads joy, joy that has no borders, joy that is universal. And its relevance in modern day and every day can’t be discounted. Acts of simple kindness make us the humans we are. Kindness of varying degree separates us from any other species. Its kindness and love that people seek and that people give. DEFINING KINDNESS: “Kindness is…...
The Concept Of Morality Philosophy
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Morality is the differentiation of decisions, actions, and intentions between the ones that are right or good and the ones that are wrong or bad. Morality is also defined as conformity to the right conduct rules. Ethics is the philosophy of morality. Therefore, morality means rightness or goodness. A moral code refers to a particular system of morality in a certain religion, philosophy, culture among others. A moral on the other hand is any teaching or practice within a particular…...
Aristotle and Aurelius
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Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics goes to show that he believes that the end goal of all human actions is eudaimonia, or happiness through success and fulfillment. Following this concept Aristotle goes on to explain that through virtuosity a human being can lead a happy life. He defines virtue as a disposition to make the correct decisions that lead to the chief good of happiness. A perfect example is when he describes someone who does an action well as being good, but…...
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Epicurean Ethics
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Upon understanding the brief and general philosophy of how to live a good life from an Epicurean’s viewpoint, I too thought that his philosophy centered around the self, how to achieve pleasure for the self, how to avoid pain to protect the self, all of which did seem very egoistic. However, throughout reading some of his theories and ideas, analyzing them, as well as reading other philosophers’ interpretations, I was able to see how this can be misunderstood if not…...
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Natural law
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What is natural law? Natural law is a moral theory which asserts that there is a moral code which applies to all humans and which exists within our nature. This moral code is knowable through human reason by reflecting rationally on our nature and purpose as human beings. Aristotle quote concerning universal order of things? Aristotle suggested that there is a universal natural order of things. He wrote 'The natural is that which everywhere is equally valid... that which is…...
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Kant’s Sublime
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The 1970s and 1980s have witnessed a major renewal of interest in Kant’s aesthetics. Paul Guyer, Donald Crawford, Francis Coleman, Eva Schaper, Theodore Uehling, Salim Kemal, and, and Mary McCloskey have all written books explicitly devoted to the topic; Guyer and Ted Coen have edited a collection of relevant essays; and Antony Savile and Mary Mothersill have written widely praised general works which involve much discussion of Kant’s aesthetic theory. These approaches, however, have concentrated almost exclusively on Kant’s treatment…...
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On Plato’s Ideal State
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The Republic, though an ancient text that has long been heavily criticized, is a complete philosophical work in itself where the crucial details can be closely associated with one another. It is of equal significance that to succeed at grasping the meaning of one crucial part one is necessitated as well to have an understanding of the other chunks of his philosophical work. We are then called forth to carry out a rough analysis of his remaining conjectures in order…...
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Philosophy: Dialogue with Socrates
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“Socrates, good day!” exclaimed Person. Socrates is still mesmerized in this realm unbeknownst to him. Dazed and confused, he sees a figure, a person looking right at him. He replied, “Good day to you to. May I ask you questions about this world? I suppose you are a citizen of this state.” “I would gladly entertain your queries, but I have questions too, questions that only you can answer,” retorted Person. “I will bring the truth upon your inquiries, if…...
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What Superpower Do You Wish You Had?
...The article is indeed, a must-read for all. One must see this article because it serves as an eye opener to all of us with regards to holding judgments to an action whether it is a moral or immoral thing to do. Also, it can be able to widen our persp...
How does Shakespeare show the theme of hypocrisy up to Act 4, Scene 3?
...The presentation of the theme of hypocrisy is helped along by the fact that none of the characters reconsider their beliefs about freedom, justice, sexual relationships or morality. These issues are never discussed meaning that the issue of hypocrisy...

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