Aristotle And Nietzsche 's Philosophies Impacted The Entire Study Of Philosophy

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Both Aristotle and Nietzsche’s philosophies impacted the entire study of philosophy. Friedrich Nietzsche faced many criticisms during his time on earth and continues to be the face of unique and adverse ways of thinking. Starting off, Nietzsche and Aristotle “saw the ability of the Greek tragedy to transform human understand” (Mitchell 328). Moreover, Aristotle was often pegged as going off the track by not following and often challenging the lessons taught by his teacher, Plato. However, Aristotle did so respectfully and respected the opinions of his teacher. Additionally, Nietzsche’s divergence and matchless philosophy proves further that Aristotle’s view on ethics is reasonable and logically more sound because of the overall respect and time Aristotle gave to Plato. Nietzsche and Aristotle begin to diverge when Nietzsche believed that Greek philosophy, of philosophers like Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle, killed the passion and power of Greek tragedy. Aristotle study of ethics is not just a study, but more so he feels that “virtues of character are dispositions to act in certain ways in response to similar situations, the habits of behaving in a certain way” (“Aristotle: Ethics” 1). Since Nietzsche is continually associated with his criticisms of morality and religion, Aristotle’s ideas in regards to virtue ethic resonate stronger than Nietzsche’s. By looking at the ideas of virtue ethics by both philosophers, it is obvious to see that Aristotle’s reasoning is more…

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