Aristotle and Plato both provide theories on how to become (morally, intellectually) virtuous. Analyze the views of each thinker on this issue and compare them to one another. Which view do you find most compelling? Why? Use textual evidence to support the claims that you make.
Speaking about the development of philosophic streams and points of view, it is reasonable to mention that the philosophers of different times have been thinking through and defining those aspects of social life, which are of crucial importance for human well-being. Plato and Aristotle, for instance, paid a lot of attention to such philosophic category as “virtue”. At first sight, “virtue” has a general definition, which is simple and clear enough. For this reason, there are not many controversial points for arguing. Virtue is also a philosophic term, meaning positive moral features of an individual, defined by his will and actions; a constant active direction of a will to the fulfillment of moral law. Despite the existence of precise definitions, the most famous philosophers of ancient times – Plato and Aristotle – had rather different points of view on this notion.
After a brief analysis of each theory, it becomes clear, that Plato and Aristotle had both common and different elements in understanding the nature of virtue. The two philosophers introduced quite interesting and argumentative points of view. In order to explain exact issues, this paper will analyze and compare two works “Ni