CRITICAL THINKING ANALYSIS REPORT: THE MAKING OF MORAL (VIRTUOUS) PERSON
WHAT IS IT TO BE MORAL? OR ETHICAL?
1. DO YOU ADHERE PLATOâ€™S ARGUMENT ABOVE? OR DO YOU ADHERE ARISTOTLE? Why?
2. IF YOU ARE ARISTOTLE, HOW WILL YOU CHANGE THE ATTITUDE OF THE CHILD USING THE PRINCIPLE IN VIRTUE ETHICS CALLED HABITUATIONS. What is its importance today? What do you think, if everyone is virtuous, will it make a difference for people in society? Comment on thisâ€¦
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EDUCATION (LEARNING VIRTUES) VS PRACTICE (DOING VIRTUOUS ACTS)
We believe on education as important in changing lives. We love to hear good words, nice examples, nourishing stories of good people, and mostly hearing stories of lives of saints and heroes. THIS IS PART OF LEARNING VIRTUES. Plato the teacher of Aristotle had always emphasized to his students in the early Greek civilization (around 3rd Cent/4th Cent BCE), â€œTO KNOW THE GOOD MAKES ONE DO THE GOOD. IGNORANCE OF THE GOOD MAKES ONE DOES EVIL.?â€ Stories of good life tell us what is it to do the good.
HOWEVER, we are also hearing from ARISTOTLEâ€™S SIDE, the student of Plato, THAT KNOWLEDGE OF THE GOOD DOES NOT GUARANTEE OF DOING THE GOOD. FOR TODAYâ€™S EXPERIENCE, many professionals, intellectuals, good leaders, mostly educated individuals (including teachers) from all folks of life have committed crimes, immorality, mistakes, and even violate the call of good life. HENCE, no guarantee of moral life thru education. WE NEED HABITUATiONâ€”repeated practice of good life to become MORAL PERSON FIRSTâ€¦.thus practice, practice and practice of moral action/s daily all of our lives.