Essay on Aristotle 's Views On The Buddha And Nel Noddings
1198 Words Oct 5th, 2016 5 Pages
Greek philosopher Aristotle (384-322 BCE) believed that happiness as the ultimate good, and the end of a good life. He wrote his noted “Nicomachean Ethics,” which was written not to provide step-by-step rules to live a good life, but to give practical advice on the path to happiness. Happiness to Aristotle is to be held above all else, and “…for this we choose always for itself and never for the sake of something else…” (Aristotle, 79). Aristotle advises that one must be virtuous in order to live the life of true happiness. He gives us two virtues; intellectual virtue and moral virtue. Intellectual knowledge breaks into two parts; the truths of nature and knowledge through experience. We unfortunately cannot only live through contemplation says Aristotle, one must also have moral virtue.
After moral virtue comes the “Doctrine of the…