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  • Our Definition Of Platonic Love
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    Platonic love is defined as love conceived by Plato as ascending from passion for the individual to contemplation of the universal and ideal or a close relationship between two persons in which sexual desire is nonexistent or has been suppressed or sublimated. In Symposium, Plato discusses various types of love through the dialogue of his speakers, and it is through this that we are able to go beyond a simple definition and truly understand the nature of Platonic love, its importance in ancient ...
  • Organizational Virtues And Organizational Performance
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    ORGANIZATIONAL VIRTUES AND ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE: RELATIONSHIPS AFTER DOWNSIZING Kim Cameron University of Michigan A Presentation for the Conference on Positive Organizational Scholarship 5-7 December 2001 Ann Arbor, Michigan THE PREVALENCE OF DOWNSIZING BEFORE 911. Almost all medium and large firms downsized in the last five years. More than 90 percent of firms downsized in the last five years. A large majority downsized more than once in the last ten years... Downsizing is not a one-time...
  • Virtue Of Prudence
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    In our study of the four cardinal virtues we have been learning many ideas and theories on how to live the good life. It was very difficult in the beginning of this semester to define what the good life means. After studying the virtues and their theories it became very clear to us what the good life is all about. Josef Pieper, the author of the book we have been studying, has made it very simple to understand how to be a good human being. Christian thinking and morality has played a major role ...
  • Aristotle's Views On Virtue Aristotle
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    Aristotle's Views on Virtue Aristotle explains virtue by first explaining what things are found in the soul. He says that the soul has three things-passions, faculties, and states of character, and virtue must be one of these. Passions are things such as anger, fear, longing, and joy. Faculties are the act of becoming angry, frightened, etc. Finally, state of character is how we cope with those passions. An example of this can be made with the passion anger. A person can either have excess or de...
  • Evelina's Virtue
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    Virtue: A Timeless Characteristic From a broad perspective an agreement between multiple parties can be compromised on the definition of virtue. However, when approached on the topic of virtue from a personal perspective, the definition can be altered to suit one's own life experiences. This can be exemplified through the perspectives of three ladies, Apr ha Behn, Frances Burney, and Mary Shelley. In each of their works the topic of virtue is indirectly expressed through various situations and c...
  • Next Virtue Temperance
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    Plato's Republic: THe Virtues. The Virtues In Robin Waterfield's translation of The Republic, Socrates attempts to give a definition of justice. At the end of Book II he began a detailed description of the construction of a good city. The good city is a relation to the human soul, and its four virtues. In the following paper I will discuss the virtues, what they are and where they are found. Also discussed will bethe foundation, arrangement, and the interconnectedness with each one. Next discuss...
  • Houyhnhnms Lack Of Virtue
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    Swift was a neoclassical writer who wrote to enlighten people. He wanted people to look at the world that exits beyond them selves and discover virtue. Through his work Gulliver's Travels Jonathan Swift demonstrates to the reader the importance of virtue. I this story the main character am Gulliver; a world traveler who takes a journey to different lands. Each place that Gulliver lands has different ideals that are the foundation of their society. Their views on life are completely new to Gulliv...
  • Bad Virtue
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    The dialogue opens up with Meno asking what virtue is and whether it could be taught. Socrates asks Meno for a general definition of virtue, since as Socrates points out, we cannot figure out if virtue can be taught if we do not have a clear idea what it is. Socrates is looking for a general, or formal definition of virtue, not just examples or instances of it. Socrates wants to know what all the examples of virtue have in common. He wants to know the essence of virtue. Meno initially offers a l...
  • Seven Virtues Versus Seven Sins Virtues
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    Seven Virtues versus Seven Sins Virtues are character strengths consistently applied to moral decision making. They show positive patterns of behavior. However, vices are negative patterns of behavior, often harmful to one's self or others. The seven virtues are faith, hope, charity, prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance. The seven deadly sins are pride, envy, gluttony, lust, wrath, greed, and sloth. Practicing one virtue can protect one from the temptation to perform an act which is sinf...
  • Ten Commandments And Seven Deadly Sin
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    The Ten Commandments, Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Virtues, and the Attitudes are the sets of laws that people base their lives around in becoming good Christians. Each set of the laws affect a Christian individual, more than any other because of the laws are rooted to the bible and Christian beliefs. So, a Christian individuals knowingly or unknowingly bases what they do in life around these sets of law. The Ten Commandments and seven deadly sins tell an individual on what they are not supposed to ...
  • Deal With The Social Virtues
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    Social Virtues What is being Social, and what virtues do you need to possess to become sociable Throughout your life you are going to being interacting, and communicating with just about everyone who is living around you and working with you. In my paper I am going to be talking about some of the major virtues you will need to acquire to become a ethically wise and social person according to the three leading ethical philosophers; Aristotle, Kant, and Mills. I chose this topic because I think on...
  • Type Of Virtue
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    One would like to believe that there are many factors that distinguish humans from animals. On the contrary, many philosophers believe that there is just one difference between man and animal: reason. According to Aristotle, reason gives man a foundation for wisdom and knowledge that can be used with ones desire. Reason allows man to make choices that determine the character of the individual. He believes the choices made by man will define whether that person has a character of good or bad natu...
  • Consequence Of Degeneration Of Instinct
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    Following is an excerpt from Twilight of the Idols by Nietzsche. The most general formula at the basis of every religion and morality is: 'Do this and this, refrain from this and this - and you will be happy! Otherwise... ' Every morality, every religion is this imperative - I call it the great original sin of reason, immortal unreason. In my mouth this formula is converted into its reverse - first example of my 'revelation of all values': a well-constituted human being, a 'happy one', must perf...
  • Eliza's Assaults Against True Womanhood
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    In her article, "The Cult of True Womanhood: 1820-1860", Barbara Welter discusses the nineteenth-century ideal of the perfect woman. She asserts that "the attributes of True Womanhood... could be divided into four cardinal virtues-piety, purity, submissiveness and domesticity". Furthermore, she adds that "if anyone, male or female, dared to tamper with the complex virtues which made up True Womanhood, he was damned immediately as an enemy of God, of civilization and of the Republic" (Welter 152)...
  • Intellectual And Moral Aspects Of Virtue
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    Aristotle Virtue Theory Aristotle? sAristotles Virtue Theory Essay, Research Paper Aristotle's Notion of Virtue According to Aristotle, virtue primarily involves rationality and the use of a person's rationality. Rationality and happiness are activities of the soul, and virtue is the excellence of these activities. Humans are the only life forms that have a soul, the source of rationality. Thus, humans have a duty to always use their intellect. Three things are found in the soul: emotions, capac...

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