Virtue is a state that lies between two vices, one of excess and the other of deficiency. State your opinion. 10 marks

Mentor’s comment-

  • Begin by mentioning there are three kinds of disposition, two of them vices, involving excess and deficiency respectively, and one a virtue, viz. the mean, and all are in a sense opposed to all.
  • In the body explain the theory – very virtue or excellence has the effect of producing a good condition of that of which it is a virtue or excellence, and of enabling it to perform its function well. Emphasize that one must find a moderate position between those two extremes, and thus one will be acting morally. Substantiate the above with examples. Give a brief criticism of the theory.
  • Conclude with significance of the theory and its relevance.
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