Summary Questions - Aristotle, Confucius
Put things in your own words unless the question asks for a direct quote.
Answer each question in 8 to 12 sentences.
1. How does Aristotle describe the relation between virtue and pleasure? Give and explain one direct quote from the reading as part of your response.
2. Think of a famous person (politician, celebrity, athlete, etc.). Describe one recommendation from Aristotle's account of virtue and explain in detail whether or not this person follows Aristotle's advice. Include a direct quote from Aristotle as part of your answer.
3. Think of the same famous person. Describe one recommendation from Confucius' account of virtue and explain in detail whether or not this person follows Confucius' advice. Include a direct quote from Confucius as part of your answer.
Quoting from Aristotle and Confucius: In APA style, there are special rules for quoting from "major classical works," such as those of Aristotle and Confucius. For these, we do not use dates (since it hard to pinpoint the exact date) or page or paragraph numbers. Instead, use quotation marks for quoted text, state the title and author, and indicate the book and section (for Aristotle) or the part (for Confucius).
For example: As Aristotle states in book II, section 1 of the Nicomachean Ethics, "legislators make the citizens good by forming habits in them."