Virtue as a Hindrance or Necessity to Improving the Human Condition

carrollscholars.object.coursenameHonors Scholars Prog Capstoneen_US
carrollscholars.object.coursenumberHNR 495en_US
carrollscholars.object.departmentCarroll College Honors Scholars Programen_US
carrollscholars.object.majorHealth Sciencesen_US
carrollscholars.object.majorFrenchen_US
dc.contributor.advisorStreet, Alex
dc.contributor.authorCook, Breanna
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-21T03:15:59Z
dc.date.available2021-04-21T03:15:59Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.description.abstractThe ideas and definitions surrounding virtue have changed dramatically over the course of history, stretching from the power complex of Greco-Roman times, to God-fearing values of Judeo-Christian times. As a convert to Christianity and a Catholic Saint, Augustine lives by and professes the great virtues of Christian morality. He uses his autobiographical work, Confessions, to share his conversion experience from a life of vice to a life of virtue. Friedrich Nietzsche’s On the Genealogy of Morals works in direct opposition to Augustinian virtue, a virtue that Nietzsche believes opposes the innate desires of the human person. In fact, Nietzsche labels his entire work a “polemic” against Christian morality (Nietzsche 0.2). Despite his disregard for the Christian value system as a whole, Nietzsche’s demand for a “critique of moral values” suggests that he does not reject all moral systems and, throughout his Genealogy, Nietzsche’s ideals seems to reflect the Greco-Roman view of virtue (Nietzsche 0.6). As a result of each of their experiences and critiques of morality, Nietzsche and Augustine would both argue that virtue is necessary to improve the human condition, however their deviating definitions of virtue and sources of morality set the fundamental perspectives of Augustine and Nietzsche at odds with each other.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholars.carroll.edu/handle/20.500.12647/10376
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdDXpSwX15A
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleVirtue as a Hindrance or Necessity to Improving the Human Conditionen_US
dc.typePresentationen_US
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