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1 Vice Vice and Virtue in Everyday Life Chapter 6

2 Vice, Plutarch ► A pleasant and happy life comes from good character. ► There is no true pleasure in vice. ► Reason and virtue bring contentment.

3 The Depths of Vice, Augustine ► Augustine recounts an act of theft he committed as a youth. ► The motive for the theft was that it was wrong. ► The result of vice is that the individual lives in lack. ► True joy is found in God.

4 Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, Edwards ► If we do not have genuine faith in Christ, we are in danger of everlasting punishment. ► Moral effort is insufficient for salvation.

5 The Hypocrites, Dante ► Hypocrites appear happy on the outside, but they are burdened on the inside. ► The hypocrite is weary and defeated.

6 Self-Deception, Johnson ► Self-deceivers think a single good act is the same as being habitually good. ► The habitual faults of self-deceivers are taken to be individual lapses. ► To avoid self-deception, we must consult our friends and our enemies. ► We learn the truth in adverse times.

7 Upon Self-Deceit, Butler ► Good people can deceive themselves (King David). ► We are all partial to ourselves. ► Know thyself. ► We must all be wary of self-partiality and self-deceit.

8 Jealousy, Envy, and Spite, Kant ► We should morally evaluate ourselves by the idea of perfection, rather than by other people. ► Jealousy, grudge, and spite ► Ingratitude, envy, and malice are three vices that are the essence of wickedness.

9 Kant ► Love and hatred are both reciprocated. ► Haters are damaged by their hatred more than those they hate.

10 How Much Land Does a Man Need?, Leo Tolstoy ► The life of peasants vs. the life of the wealthy ► The story of Pahom and his land ► The lesson of the story about the nature and danger of greed.


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