Virtue: Comparing the Views of Confucius and Aristotle

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Virtue: Comparing the Views of Confucius and Aristotle:

Bernadette C. Townsend
Humanities 101, {019016} Fall 2005 – Mini Session

Strayer University

Instructor: Professor David Allen


Virtue: Comparing the Views of Confucius and Aristotle;

Confucius Social Philosophy

This paper will explore and discuss the social and political philosophy of Confucius and Aristotle, the views on virtue. The paper will examine the craft and artistic accomplishments these two philosophers mastered. Furthermore, the paper will explore and compare the two views.

Achievements and Accomplishments:

What types of achievements did Confucius and Aristotle do?

Teachings by Confucius and Aristotle
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In 1945 Camilla became the first African American woman to sing with the New York City Opera (Puccini's Madama Butterfly). Source: Encyclopedia of Black America, p. 857; In 1948 appeared in productions of Leon Cavallo's Pagliacci and Puccini's La Boh`eme.

Camilla was the first African-American to receive a regular contract with a major American opera company in 1946. Gwendolyn Brooks was working on her poem "A Street in Bronzeville" during this time, which was a poem about unfair treatment of blacks and the hardship caused by racism and poverty. "A Street in Bronzeville" was not welcomed in the beginning, in fact it caused Ms. Brooks to be lauded as a major new voice in contemporary poetry. At the request of the U.S. State Department in 1958 – 1959 Camilla Williams was asked to tour North and Central Africa. During this time Gwendolyn Brooks was writing poems and novels about racism, sexism and classism through the eyes of an African American woman during, before and after World War II. This critically acclaimed piece was the autobiographical novel "Maud Martha" (1953). (According to the Opera Quarterly 2002,) Camilla Williams was a distinguished concert artist, performing throughout the United States, in fourteen African countries and in South Korea, Japan, the Philippines, New Zealand, and Australia. Camilla Williams is known as the "Opera Diva." Unlike Gwendolyn who wrote about oppression in her poetry,