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In this paper, the writer presents a discussion of virtue as a "mean" in Aristotle's "Nicomachean Ethics". This essay also includes limitations of virtue as a "mean". The writer discusses Aristotle's responses to these alleged flaws.
From the Paper:"In Aristotle's 'Nicomachean Ethics' the philosopher presents his ideas on a number of concepts from happiness and the good to pleasure and pain. His primary discussion however revolves around virtue and how leading a virtuous life represents the highest good and in turn leads to the greatest degree of human happiness. However, Aristotle makes it quite clear that virtue is a mean valuation. In other words the mean or center value is chosen by those with a virtuous disposition. Freedom is possible ... "
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Nicomachean Ethics (2005, December 01) Retrieved January 30, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/essay/nicomachean-ethics-74113/
"Nicomachean Ethics" 01 December 2005. Web. 30 January. 2023. <https://www.academon.com/essay/nicomachean-ethics-74113/>