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While she sees tensions among the virtues, she also suggests that the unity of the virtues resides in attempts to balance these tensions.

Frankness’, like ‘firmness’ in Persuasion, is 40 Jane Austen’s Philosophy of the Virtues a trait which, ‘like all other qualities of the mind, . . We tend to think of virtues and vices as pairs of opposites, as for example, Hope and Despair, Justice and Injustice, Love and Hate. ”72 Aristotle says, however, that each virtue has more than one opposite. The reason we fall into seeing opposites is that one of the opposites is more common to human nature than the other. Aristotle is careful to say that some things are just simply wrong, thus distinguishing his ethical theory and practice from subjective morality.

F. ”61 Adeline’s virtue is like her aesthetic taste: it is codified by the canons of sensibility. She is the static virtuous heroine of the sentimental novel, and Marianne Dashwood resembles her in many ways; however, Marianne proves capable of practicing the virtues, rather than simply following the rules. Aristotle,Aquinas, and Austen 37 Like Adeline, Richardson’s Pamela Andrews is virtuous from beginning to end: as Mr. ” To the narrator’s emphasis on the equal importance of Pamela’s other virtues one might reply, as Pamela does to Mr.

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