Project #82993 - Reply to Student - Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics

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After reading this piece, I found myself thinking about certain things that we do in our lives while applying virtue and good deeds. Aristotle’s meaning and purpose of being a virtuous person is that “a person must determine what a “practically wise virtuous man” would choose in any circumstances for moral choice and then do the right thing.” So basically not over thinking certain situations and applying common sense. An example that was given from the text- if a child were raised in a home where they knew right from wrong- they would apply these learning outcomes into their lives from now until they’re older. They would have a sense of knowing the good from the bad due to parental guidance. But not all parental guidance are always in line with the good and the bad. While I was reading Development of the Good or Virtuous Human Being section of our reading, it occurred to me that not all parental guidance are the same. Some are either strict with their guidance, loose, or in between. So if you really think about it, every child will apply his or her guidance differently in this world, which goes to our second question for the reading, “How does he/she know how to act morally? And is right and wrong the same for everyone in every situation?” So the answer is a little challenging to give. Yes there are a vast majority who would respond and behave the same way in certain situations but on the other hand you’ll have those who will apply their guidance completely different making it either challenging or easy to correspond to. For example, some households look down upon sex before marriage, whereas others see it as a good experience for their child to have with a lover when they reach the age 18. So not all children will look at this situation the same way, their virtues are completely different. One side views this subject to be something that is normal to do with someone they love before marriage and the others don’t.

I do agree with Aristotle when he says knowing the good from the bad should be common sense. I believe we should know right from wrong, otherwise how will we live our lives? If we’re not aware of the certain “common sense” things in this world, then we’re kind of stuck… Even though some of us were raised differently with were our morals stand, I do however think that it is a practical and reliable way for us to understand the differences between right from wrong and also give us a good understanding of where we stand as well. As we get older, our views on certain things change, sometimes they change differently from our parental guidance views as well. These steps of determination of our virtue help us develop to be the person that we are today, and it gives us and others a good feel for where we want to go in our lives.

 

Subject Philosophy
Due By (Pacific Time) 09/20/2015 11:00 pm
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