Analysis Of Aristotle 's ' Nicomachean Ethics ' Essay

2009 Words Sep 19th, 2014 9 Pages
Edward Viera
Professor Marvin Brown
Business Ethics
19 September 2014
Relationships, Relationships, Relationships
Civic relationships are such an important aspect of life and each person interprets these relationships differently. In Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle, he explains the importance of civic relationships and how all of the relationships are closely integrated with each other. Happiness, the virtues, deliberation, justice and friendship are the significant civic relationships that Aristotle mentions in his novel. The Greek philosopher defines happiness and the route to achieve complete happiness and pleasure, which is through civic relationships. Throughout each book, Aristotle provides substantial support with his claims and creates a lasting understanding of human nature. In his novel, Aristotle starts off with the most vital relationship, Happiness. Aristotle continues to define happiness as an “activity” rather than a feeling. Many people would describe happiness as a feeling, but Aristotle argues and believes that humans have to work to become happy and that being happy depends on the situation of an individual. Another idea that Aristotle recognizes in book one of the novel is that pleasure and happiness are separate from each other and that happiness leads to pleasure. Pleasure is the result of the work you accomplished and that your result is guided by the virtues. All humans seek happiness, but the philosopher explains that people fail to recognize the…

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