Can a Child be Virtuous?
In this paper I will argue against Aristotle and his
idea that children cannot be virtuous, as we discussed in
class. I will do this by giving concrete examples that a
certain widespread religion believes in this virtuosity of a
child. I will also use a more common example that occurs all
the time in America.
Aristotle says that children cannot be virtuous because
virtues are something that, to be
showed first 75 words of 882 total
showed last 75 words of 882 total
that they would not
achieve Aristotle’s view of becoming virtuous because this
is impossible. These people may once be good and then turn
bad, it happens all the time, or they may have a lapse.
Humans are not perfect, and therefore cannot become perfect
at anything. Sure there are people out there who will
achieve happiness, but no one is happy in the sense that
Aristotle means it, at least not 100% of the time.