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Essay heading: Aristotle's definition of virtue
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Ultimately, a good life is a balance life.
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According to Aristotle, virtue means excellence, it's a type of development and exercise of capacity to reason. Happiness is the highest good for humans, we can only be happy if we fulfill our basic function or purpose, which is act according to reason. The use of reason is a virtue, happiness requires us to develop our virtues, in order to develop virtue, you'll have to act good and practice reasoning...
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