Write two essays approximately 1000 words in length on each question.
For each question, you must demonstrate your understanding of the positions argued for by the authors under consideration, using your own voice. Original criticisms and conclusions of your own are not required, although they may enhance your answers. Illustrative examples, however, are welcome.
Do not do any research beyond the assigned texts. A full bibliography is required, as well as proper footnotes citing every instance on which you depended on those sources, whether you have quoted them directly or not.
Use ALL three authors with their assigned text to answer each question.
Question A: Is temperance (moderation) a virtue people actually need, or does it just get in the way of the pursuit of happiness?
1. Aquinas, Summa Theologiae, questions 141-170 (on the virtue of Temperance) http://www.documentacatholicaomnia.eu/03d/1225-1274,_Thomas_Aquinas,_Summa_Theologiae_%5B1%5D,_EN.pdf#%5B%7B%22num%22%3A255%2C%22gen%22%3A0%7D%2C%7B%22name%22%3A%22XYZ%22%7D%2C0%2C792%2Cnull%5D
2. Cicero, On Duties, Book I https://www.gutenberg.org/files/47001/47001-h/47001-h.htm#Pg001
3. Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, Book III http://classics.mit.edu/Aristotle/nicomachaen.html
Question B: Is courage a virtue people actually need, or is it something we should avoid emphasizing?
1. Plato, Laches everything https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1584
2. Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, Books III and IV http://classics.mit.edu/Aristotle/nicomachaen.html
3. Cicero, On Duties, Book I https://www.gutenberg.org/files/47001/47001-h/47001-h.htm#Pg001

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