Aristotle stressed that virtues led to excellence in human behaviour. This implies that there is appropriate and inappropriate behaviour that we can judge from the outside, as part of the social context. But implicit in this idea is the perspective that we can understand what life calls for (a sense of purpose), that change is progressive, and that most experiences can be predicted. Do you think that everyday life has a purpose? If so, what is that purpose and how do you know it? If not, what guides your sense of excellence, of better rather than worse in human behaviour? In either case, what do you think are the indicators of virtue that suggest a person is excellent (or on their way to excellence)? Quotation and or paraphrase with explanation from Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics is required for students seeking a top grade.