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Essay heading: Akratic Person
 
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The vices are the extremes. A virtue would be courage. You can not be fearful or over confident. You need to find the mean, courage. Living by virtues creates a good character as well. There are many virtues but Aristotle would tell the akratic person to live by courage, temperance, liberality, magnificence, pride, good ambition, good temper, truthfulness, ready witted and friendliness (Rosenstand, 2006)...
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When we repeatedly do the wrong thing it becomes a habit. We need to start by doing the right thing all the time. Starting off doing the bad is hard to change and hard to find eudaimonia. Aristotle would say that you need to have pleasure in your life. He isnt talking about physical pleasure but also mental or eternal pleasure...
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