Single Idea 4373

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 1. Virtue Theory / a. Nature of virtue]

Full Idea

For Aristotle virtue is the acquisition of a developed capacity or tendency to experience emotion and desire accordantly with one's cognition of value.

Gist of Idea

Virtue is the feeling of emotions that accord with one's perception of value


comment on Aristotle (Nichomachean Ethics [c.334 BCE], 1106b16) by Deborah Achtenberg - Cognition of Value in Aristotle's Ethics 2.2

Book Reference

Achtenberg,Deborah: 'Cognition of Value in Aristotle's Ethics' [SUNY 2002], p.43

A Reaction

Leaving still the problem of the criminal whose emotions correctly follow their warped values. An interesting point, nevertheless.