Intro to Philosophy - Class Notes 9/20
Intro to Philosophy - Class Notes 9/20 PHL 100
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Bella Chapman on Tuesday September 20, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PHL 100 at DePaul University taught by Khafiz Kerimov in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 38 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Philosophy in Political Science, Philosophy, & Religion at DePaul University.
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Date Created: 09/20/16
9/20 Wednesday, September 21, 2012:48 AM • Greek Tragedy ○ Aristotle Heroes needed to be relatable Hamartia - Bad decisions - good reasons ○ Death Sun ○ Structure Prologue, intro, scene ○ Catharsis - cleaning, purified • "was he a happy person?" ○ Judging on life • Solace principle ○ Priam ○ You can't say whether a person is happy or not until they are dead • Beginning--->interruption-----> end=goal=target=aim • Aristotle sensitive to changing circumstances • Book 2 ○ Virtue = excellence Accomplished very well Fits its aim Doing job well ○ 2 kinds of virtue Character □ Courage + temperance □ Fear of pain - avoid pain Leading to pleasure □ What is courage? Related to fear ---> comportment towards fear Character traits Active condition Thinking - intellectual □ Result in teaching □ Smart - excellence in intelligence ○ How you react to passive feelings ○ Temperance Vs anger Vs anger Calm Don't let it takes over ○ Active condition Passive feelings □ Response to Pre-disposition □ Natural feelings □ Tendency to feel □ Passive - both feelings + pre-disposition □ Active conditions lead to action How you act in a situation of fear □ Example : discard weapon + run No active condition ○ First nature Born with - tendency - predisposition "by nature" ○ Virtue X nature ○ We acquire habits ○ Second nature - on the model of first nature Becomes a part of you/ non-forceful Not born with them-not being there at the beginning -come later Trait or feature that becomes you Habit • Habituation ○ Repeated performance of a certain task Learning to read • Margarian's - before Aristotle ○ Builder is only someone who is building something right now Not a builder when not building Did not understand / accept actuality + potentiality/ capacity □ Being at work • Acquires virtue of character ○ Second nature • To be courageous - have courage - continually courageous ○ Practicing courage - second nature