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Single Idea 17214

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

Full Idea

To act in conformity to virtue is to act according to the guidance of reason.

Gist of Idea

To act virtuously is to act rationally


Baruch de Spinoza (The Ethics [1675], IV Pr 36)

Book Reference

Spinoza,Benedict de: 'Ethics', ed/tr. White,WH/Stirling,AH [Wordsworth 2001], p.187

A Reaction

This Kantian ideal always seems to be missing foundational values or feelings. If something is judged to be rubbish, I throw it away.

Related Idea

Idea 3919 Conclusions of reason do not affect our emotions or decisions to act [Hume]