Aristotle 's Argument For The Ultimate Human Good Essay

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In Aristotle 's argument for the ultimate human good and how it relates to virtue is not so much a search for good for goods sake but for the highest good that a human being can ascertain in that persons experience and travels in life. So then how is it that Aristotle argument has validity to an over all understanding or relation to virtue? It is not an easy philosophical quandary to disseminate considering other philosophers have studied Aristotle 's teachings and spent the most part of their careers arguing against (in cases) this very prose. Then if one were to attempt to justify Aristotle 's argument that it would seem that, fist we must understand that in Aristotle 's mind that ethics is not a theoretical concept but an attempt to a more complete understanding of human good. This is to say if a person is better to understand human good it is not simply because to know human good in a quantified understanding is the end goal, or for the simple sake of knowledge but rather a process to that understanding. It is further assumed that a list of human good (at least by Aristotle 's thinking) is easy to list but this is not really the point, if after all human good in its ultimate state can be categorized, and quantified neatly into a lists of right or wrong, yes or no 's to a persons understanding then there are still gray areas that are still not answered, so as Aristotle argues that human good is not that simplistic in the whole scheme of things but rather it is…

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