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DISCUSS: Nicomachean Ethics, Book 6
Book VI discusses the importance of what Aristotle terms, ‘Virtues of Thought,’ as opposed to ‘Virtues of Action.’ Certainly there is an important relationship between thoughts and actions with regard to virtues. What is the nature of this relationship for Aristotle? Why might we think that thoughts are more important than actions? Why might we think that actions are more important than thoughts?
This discussion is, admittedly, very broad. This is because I want you to take this general question of thoughts & actions and use it to sum up your thoughts on Aristotle’s Virtue Ethics as a whole. Be sure to reflect in your initial post on other aspects of Aristotle’s philosophy, i.e., virtues as an aspect of character, the Doctrine of the Mean, public virtue, etc.