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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And this, in turn, produces habits of virtuous passion. Contact Contact Us Help. Yet virtuous acts are often not overall pleasant for people with somewhat virtuous tastes.

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In this way the generous-minded person gains the knowledge of which acts are sristotle. The problem of how virtuous action makes people virtuous remains.

They move from being punished for wrongdoing to feeling shame for wrongdoing. Added to PP index Total downloads 67 98, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 15 32, of 2, How can I increase my downloads?

Burnyeat can say that virtuous acts usually have pleasant consequences. The Carpenter and the Good. Standing fast in battle is not pleasant for anyone experiencing excessive or defective fear.

Aristotle believes that if this pleasure is added to the pleasure of knowing that one is performing a virtuous act the combination outweighs whatever pain is involved in the act. Learners do not make the right choices for the right reasons. View freely available titles: Now the generous-minded are “true lovers of what is noble,” so they choose virtuous acts for their own sake. Aristotle not only concedes sristotle courageous acts are often painful because they often lead to death, wounds, etc.


There is hope for the many, however. Second, the incontinent choose virtuous acts for their own sake, but they do not perform virtuous acts. Bd addition to Aristotle’s examples, many other painful, virtuous acts may be mentioned. Fourth, if learners enjoy virtuous acts in the way that the zristotle do, then their enjoyment depends upon the choice to perform the acts for their own sake.

Moreover, they believe that their wicked choices are correct. Sign in Create an account. Shame over the performance of vicious acts imbues some of the generous-minded with the knowledge of which acts are virtuous, transforming the generous-minded into the incontinent.

This entry has no external links. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Mere practice makes games pleasant. Burnyeat maintains that, according to Aristotle, people acquire moral virtue through the pleasure generated by the performance of virtuous acts. And teaching provides knowledge of why certain acts are virtuous to people with the right habits, the well-brought-up learnnig, b, a Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and burnyeqt community it serves.

If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. Nate Charlow learnint – Synthese The learner enjoys the virtuous act, “because it is what is truly or by nature pleasant.


Aristotle on learning to be good

Third, learners gain habits of virtuous action by regretting their vicious acts and thus become continent. Moravcsik – – Melbourne, Macmillan. Sign in to use this feature. Richardson – – Journal of the History of Philosophy 30 3: This brings them to the point of being aristotlee and ready-to-be-taught.

But Burnyeat cannot say that virtuous acts are typically overall pleasant, even for the virtuous person. Aristotle says that we learn which acts are virtuous, choose virtuous acts for their own sake, and acquire virtuous habits by performing virtuous acts.

Ethics and Metaphysics in Plato’s Republic. Christian Miller – – The Journal of Ethics 13 Haines – – Utilitas 22 2: Perception, Phantasia, Thought, and Desire. He can say that the virtuous person feels a certain pleasure in doing the right thing.

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My account So how do we procure knowledge of which acts are virtuous, come to chose to perform virtuous acts for their own sake, and acquire habitual virtuous passions? Eugene Garver – – University of Chicago Press. Fourth, they gain habits of virtuous passions by regretting their vicious passions and become well-brought-up. They lack the right passions.

Thomas Douglas – – Neuroethics 7 1:

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