Learning objective. To understand the importance of virtue and how using virtue can lead to moral excellence and the correct moral choice. KEY WORDS Excellence Prudence Wisdom. Key question What is a virtue?. A ctions.
What is a virtue?
Pleasure - hedonists
Honour – serve the community (politicians)
Contemplation – philosophers
It could be an academic philosopher but it is more likely to be a person who contemplates life. Thinks deeply and is not overly concerned with material goods.The Philosopher
Prudence or practical wisdom
Interest in knowledge
All of these can be developed
through practice and education.
Craft or art - productive
Artistic or something productive
Using their intellectual virtues they steer their life into the right direction.
And are more likely to achieve the greatest good in life.
They are more likely to reach eudaimonia.The Philosopher