i was watching the Philosophy for Beginners by Marianne Talbot and in session 3 about ethics she was describing the idea of Aristotle about the right action and it say
the right action is the act that would be chosen by the virtuous person .
then it says
a virtuous person is someone who
- knows which is the right action
- performs the right action
- and performs the right action for the right reason .
i find this a circular reasoning since ; if I'm going to decide if an action is morally right or wrong i have to find a virtuous person but in order to find one i need to know if the person knows the right action . but the only way to be sure that they know the right action is for me to know the right action so i can test them !