Reading Discussion 5: Virtue Ethics 2323 unread replies.2323 replies. For this Reading Journal, I want you to focus on the readings from Aristotle (“The Nature of Virtue”) and Julia Driver (“Virtue Ethics”) from your Exploring Ethics textbook and the Tim O’Brien story “On the Rainy River.” Here is your question: What is Aristotle’s idea of “the mean”? How does a person arrive at this virtuous mean, and what is an example of a virtuous mean? Additionally, do you think Tim showed Aristotelean courage by going to the war? Why or why not? Be sure to include a discussion question at the end of your post. Be sure to use and cite the essay and the story – refer to the MLA resource page for how to use/cite material from a text. Good luck!!