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abstract: At least since Burnyeat’s “Aristotle on Learning to Be Good,” one of the most ments?3 Does Aristotle think that punishments have a positive role in the. M. F. Burnyeat, Explorations in Ancient and Modern Philosophy, ‘Virtues in action’ and ‘Aristotle on learning to be good’, is not wholly. Chapter aristotle on learning to be good university. Amelie rorty ed, essays on aristotle s ethics created date. Burnyeat dialectic, to counteract the excessive.

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Spending and giving the right amount of money is not pleasant for people who love money too little or too much. Aristotle denies that liberal people find liberal acts e. Hedonism learninf the Variety of Goodness.

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Instead, I claimed that Aristotle believes that moral progress is driven by pain. Burnyeat says, “I may be told, and may believe, that such and such actions are just and noble, but I have not really learned for myself taken to heart, made second nature to me that they have this intrinsic value until I have learned to value love them for it.

The assumption that virtuous acts are like games begs the question of whether habitual virtuous action enables people to enjoy virtuous acts. Haines – – Utilitas 22 2: Fourth, if learners enjoy virtuous acts in the way that the virtuous do, then their enjoyment depends upon the choice to perform the acts for their own sake. Regret’s role must be to motivate the performance of virtuous acts which eventually become habitual.

Mere practice makes games pleasant. Michael Huemer – manuscript.

Myles F. Burnyeat, Aristotle on learning to be good – PhilPapers

We are inquiring not in ve to know what virtue is, but in order to become good Third, learners gain habits of virtuous action by regretting their vicious acts and thus become continent. Third, the continent have habits of virtuous action, but not habits of virtuous passion. They are willing and able to perform virtuous acts if threatened with “punishments and penalties.


Similarly, justice requires that one pay one’s debts, yet even Aristotle’s exemplars, the great-souled people megalopsychoifind it painful even to hear of, let alone to pay, their debts b But Burnyeat cannot say that virtuous acts are typically overall pleasant, even for the virtuous person.

Jessica Moss – – Oxford University Press. Good Friendships Among Children: Aristotle goes on to contrast the many with those who are incorrigible. The vicious have wicked habits of action arisottle passion.

The invaders may take the city despite the courageous efforts of the defenders. No keywords specified fix it. It is easy enough to see how performing virtuous acts can provide habits aristtotle virtuous action.

However, the analogy fails. Presumably, those who progress do so by internalizing the punishments. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

Burnyeat says that according to Aristotle, “You need a good upbringing not simply in order that you may have someone around to tell you what is noble and just — you do need that. Ancient and Modern Morality. They choose virtuous actions for their own sake and they have knowledge of which acts are virtuous, but they are somehow deflected from performing virtuous acts because they lack virtuous passions.

I suggest that when the many progress they become generous-minded. He says, “We become just by performing just acts, and temperate by performing temperate acts” a Science Logic and Mathematics.

Conclusion Burnyeat maintains that, learninv to Aristotle, people acquire moral virtue through the pleasure generated by the performance of virtuous acts. Aristotle not only fo that courageous acts are often painful because they often lead to death, wounds, etc. Vicious or continent people, for example, are often able to perform virtuous acts that they do not enjoy.

Aristotle on learning to be good

Aristtole – – History of Political Thought 19 1: For example, virtuous people enjoy moderate drinking because it is temperate, and not merely because it avoids hangovers. University of California Press.


That is why some think that legislators ought to stimulate men to virtue and urge them forward by the motive of the noble, on the assumption that those who have been well advanced by the formation of habits will attend to such influences; and that punishments and penalties should be imposed on those who disobey and are of inferior nature, while the incurably bad should be completely banished” a I find a series of stages in Aristotle.

But how can the performing of virtuous acts provide knowledge of which acts are virtuous, induce people to choose virtuous acts for their own sake or inculcate habits of virtuous passion? Could the recommendation to perform virtuous acts be addressed to somewhat virtuous people, people who have some of the right knowledge, desires, passions, motives, etc. Find it on Scholar. Once more moral progress occurs through pain associated with vicious acts rather than pleasure associated with virtuous acts.

If virtuous activities are like games, then practice makes virtuous acts pleasant, too. That is, they come to choose virtuous acts for their own sake, although they still lack knowledge of which acts are virtuous, and lack habits of virtuous action and passion.

He can say that a virtuous person finds the overall virtuous life pleasant. An Examination of Aristotle’s Ethics. In this way airstotle generous-minded person aristorle the knowledge of which acts are virtuous. They do not think that virtuous action is intrinsically valuable. In addition to Aristotle’s examples, many other painful, virtuous acts may be mentioned. Once the generous-minded have learned which acts are virtuous, they have progressed to incontinence.

Desire and the Good in Plotinus.

Sherman, The Fabric of Character Oxford: What does the qualification “except in so far as it reaches its end” mean?