Group work on Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics & Plato’s Republic


Break up into small groups (4-6). Delegate one or more members of your group to (1) prepare a summary of your group's discussion and (2) make a list of your group's members.

(Note: If you were not in class for this group exercise, please complete it as a written exercise and bring it to class as soon as you can.)


1.      How does The Republic suggest we become moral? 




2.      How does the Nichomachean Ethics suggest we become moral?




3.      How do you think Aristotle would have described the reactions of a moral person if presented with the ring of Gyges?




4.    How does Aristotle explain the virtue of proper pride?  How might someone who disagrees argue against Aristotle's position?



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For PHL 210, Le Moyne College

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