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Aristotle, Jonathan Barnes, and Anthony Kenny

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780691158464

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691158464.001.0001

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Virtues and Vices

Virtues and Vices

Chapter:
(p.475) Virtues and Vices
Source:
Aristotle's Ethics
Author(s):
Jonathan Barnes, Anthony Kenny
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691158464.003.0005

In this English translation of Virtues and Vices, the discussion offers definitions of the virtues and the vices, their characteristics and concomitants, and their general effect. The author begins with the statement that what is noble is praiseworthy, what is ignoble blameworthy. At the head of what is noble stand the virtues, at the head of what is ignoble the vices. The text also reflects on wisdom, which it calls a virtue of the calculative part which provides what conduces to happiness; good temper, a virtue of the passionate part through which men become difficult to stir to anger; and courage, a virtue of the passionate part through which men are undismayed by fears of death. Other virtues addressed in the text include temperance, continence, justice, and liberality.

Keywords:   happiness, Virtues and Vices, virtues, vices, wisdom, courage, temperance, continence, justice, liberality

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