Applying Aristotle's Ethic 

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  • Applying Aristotle's Ethic
    • Adulterer A: 6 month baby, married for 2 years and cheats on his wife in a one night stand
      • Not Just because breaking up family and burden of raising the child goes to mother
      • Not courageous, cheats on his behind her back
      • Lacks Practical wisdom, acts with vice of deficiency (dishonesty)
      • Adulterer A hinders his attempt at reaching eudaimonia for himself and his family by not acting virtuously (lying and cheating could lead to break up)
    • Adulterer B: 2 children, married for 25 years, wife can't have sex due to medical condition. Loves his wife and kids but too meet his sexual needs commits adultery after discussing it with his wife, to keep his family together
      • Just, wants to keep his family together
      • Courage, to discuss it with his wife
      • Honest, tells his wife
      • Adulterer B helps himself and his family reach eudaimonia by acting virtuously (being honest and trying to keep the family together)
    • Relevant virtues: Justice, Honesty and Courage
      • Not Just because breaking up family and burden of raising the child goes to mother
      • Not Honest, doesn't tell his wife
      • Not courageous, cheats on his behind her back
      • Just, wants to keep his family together
      • Honest, tells his wife
      • Courage, to discuss it with his wife
    • Becoming virtuous using practical wisdom and Golden Mean
      • Lacks Practical wisdom, acts with vice of deficiency (dishonesty)
      • Uses practical wisdom to figure out Golden mean, (tells his wife) develops honesty, courage and justice
      • Being virtuous helps individual and community reach eudaimonia
        • Adulterer A hinders his attempt at reaching eudaimonia for himself and his family by not acting virtuously (lying and cheating could lead to break up)
        • Adulterer B helps himself and his family reach eudaimonia by acting virtuously (being honest and trying to keep the family together)
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