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Vice as opposite
Main article: ViceSee also: List of virtuesThe opposite of a virtue is a vice. Vice is a habitual, repeated practice of wrongdoing. One way of organizing the vices is as the corruption of the virtues. ...
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Contemporary views
Virtues as emotions Marc Jackson in his book Emotion and Psyche puts forward a new development of the virtues. He identifies the virtues as what he calls the good emotions "The first group consisting ...
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Philosophers' views
René Descartes For the Rationalist philosopher René Descartes, virtue consists in the correct reasoning that should guide our actions. Men should seek the sovereign good that Descartes, following Ze ...
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Samurai virtue
In Hagakure, the quintessential book of the samurai, Yamamoto Tsunetomo encapsulates his views on 'virtue' in the four vows he makes daily:Never to be outdone in the way of the samurai or bushido.To b ...
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Religious traditions
Judaism Main article: Jewish ethics Virtues fighting vices, stained glass window (14th century) in the Niederhaslach ChurchLoving God, and obeying his laws, in particular the Ten Commandments are cent ...
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Classical antiquity
Platonic virtue The four classic Cardinal virtues are:temperance: σωφροσύνη (sōphrosynē)prudence: φρόνησις (phronēsis)courage: ἀνδρεία (andreia)justice: δικαιοσύνη ...
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Ancient history
During Egyptian civilization, Maat or ma'at (thought to have been pronounced *), also spelled māt or mayet, was the ancient Egyptian concept of truth, balance, order, law, morality, and justice. Maat ...
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Virtue (Latin: virtus, Ancient Greek: ἀρετή "arete") is moral excellence. A virtue is a positive trait or quality deemed to be morally good and thus is valued as a foundation of principle and goo ...
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Contrasting views
The metaphysical considerations of the existence of the supernatural can be difficult to approach as an exercise in philosophy or theology because any dependencies on its antithesis, the natural, will ...
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Process theology
Main article: Process theologyProcess theology or process thought is a school of thought influenced by the metaphysical process philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead (1861–1947) and further developed ...
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In Catholicism
In Catholicism, while the meaning of the term and its antithesis vary, the “Supernatural Order” is the gratuitous production, by God, of the ensemble of miracles for the elevation of man to a state ...
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The supernatural (Medieval Latin: supernātūrālis: supra "above" + naturalis "nature", first used: 1520–30 AD) is that which is not subject to the laws of physics, or more figuratively, that which ...
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Bahá'í Main article: Bahá'í views on sinIn the Bahá'í Faith, humans are considered naturally good (perfect), fundamentally spiritual beings. Human beings were created because of God's immeasurab ...
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History of the term
The word derives from “Old English syn(n), for original *sunjō,... The stem may be related to that of Latin sons, sont-is guilty. In Old English there are examples of the original general sense, ‘o ...
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In Abrahamic contexts, sin is the act of violating God's will. Sin can also be viewed as anything that violates the ideal relationship between an individual and God; or as any diversion from the ideal ...
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