These virtues outline a part of Aristotle's way of explaining what denotes 'good' or his "virtue theory." They are as follows (also, I've added how E2 can promote these virtues in people!):

  • Courage (When a noder makes a controversial stance with good supporting evidence)
  • Liberality (The benefits of upvoting?)
  • Pride (When your node-fu is higher than your age)
  • Friendliness (Niceness brings popularity, popularity brings votes..)
  • Wittiness (Humorous writeups. Need I say more?)
  • Justice (The voting/cooling system)
  • Temperance (Editors!)
  • Magnificence (It's the beauty on the inside that counts, right?)
  • Good Temper (The political asylum, though rarely used)
  • Truthfulness (wrong writeups are killed..instantly!)
  • Shame (When your node-fu is negative)
  • Honor (Pseudo_Intellectual. Damn.)

    Aristotle saw these virtues as balanced qualities (analog, not digital!) that help people to find happiness, fulfillment, and successful human interaction. The spectrum usually appears as such:
    Cowardice ----------- Courage ---------------Rashness
        BAD                GOOD                    BAD
    (deficiency)          (virtue)               (excess)
    His virtue theory is one of the oldest interpretations of what is good, but it seems to encompass the ideas of most other 'goodness' theories:
    Sociobiology - the idea of basic human nature
    Social Contract - the idea of human social interaction and agreement
    Utilitarianism - the idea of happiness and successful human interaction
    Divine Command - like the idea because they think God endowed us with the desire to seek virtue. Furthermore, commandments tell us how to develop virtue.
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