Confucian Analects and Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics

Having now read substantial sections from the Confucian Analects and Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, your task for this paper is thus. You should put forth a definition of “Virtue”, in doing so you will provide some evidence. In choosing how you provide this evidence one must be aware of the differences between Aristotle and Confucius; do they have the same definition of virtue? After putting forth your own definition, with supporting evidence from one or both of our major texts, pick one or two virtues from Aristotle and Confucius and, explain, (i) what they are, (ii) if they are the same, similar, or different, and (iii) why the conclusion in (ii) is important. Please see above for the re- write policy. If you want to use an outside source, you must approve it with me before hand. If you do use an outside source without prior permission, you will lose a letter grade on this paper. 1000 words (approximately 4 pages).

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