An Indian Civilizational Perspective

Virtue: an exercise in Circular Logic

Wikipedia defines Virtue as

“is the habitual, well-established, readiness or disposition of man’s powers directing them to some goodness of act.”

and then it says:

“It is “habitual excellence”. It is something practised at all times. The virtue of perseverance is needed for all and any virtue since it is a habit of character and must be used continuously in order for any person to maintain oneself in virtue.”

But something that is “Habitual” and without discretion at all times – can it ALWAYS ensure “goodness”?

Is Virtue a MATTER of MEANS …. and NOT of ENDS?

Can you label your MEANS in one way to be sure that the END will also ensure Good?

Isnt the definition of Virtue an exercise in Circular Logic?

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