Aristotle: Nicomachean Ethics

Aristotle once said that a person becomes who he is by acting a particular way. For example, a person becomes just by performing just actions and brave by performing brave actions. Do you agree with this? Please explain why or why not.

Please explain why or why not. Give examples to support your response.

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No, I do not believe that a person acts in a certain way and thus becomes that way. Take bravery for example....... running in front of a car to save a child would be considered a brave act, and instantaneous, but for me it wouldn't be an act of bravery...... it would be doing what is necessary without thought. Bravery is pre-meditated selflessness..... knowing that you're putting your life on the line and willingness to scarifice yourself for another.