Single Idea 625

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 1. Virtue Theory / b. Basis of virtue]

Full Idea

Does the universe possess goodness and excellence as something separated and by itself, or because of its arrangement? But why should it not be both ways?

Gist of Idea

Is excellence separate from things, or part of them, or both?


Aristotle (Metaphysics [c.324 BCE], 1075a)

Book Reference

Aristotle: 'The Metaphysics', ed/tr. Lawson-Tancred,Hugh [Penguin 1998], p.385