1. What does Foot mean by saying that one cannot get on well without the virtues?
2. What is meant by saying that virtue is perfection of the will rather than of body or mind?
3. What is the problem in attempting to decide whether virtue is a matter of intention rather than performance, or attitudes rather than actions?
4. What two things belong to the nature of wisdom, according to Foot, and how does she describe each?
5. What difference does she cite between virtue and skill or art?
6. What does Foot mean by saying that the virtues are corrective, and what examples of this does she give?
7. How are justice and charity different in this regard, according to Foot?
8. How do individual circumstances and obstacles to virtue play a role in deciding whether doing something right but difficult is more or less virtuous?
9. How does this relate to Kant’s contention that some acts are in accordance with virtue yet have no positive moral worth?
10. What does Foot say about whether virtue can be displayed in bad actions? How does she use the example of poison to explain her view?

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