The Ethics By Aristotle, Immanuel Kant And John Stuart Mill Essay

1238 Words Oct 27th, 2016 5 Pages
In the world of ethics, there lies principles on which to live life by. Among these principles come the great philosophers that created them. Philosophers such as Aristotle, Immanuel Kant, and John Stuart Mill. Along with their corresponding theories of Virtue, Nonconsequentialism, and Utilitarianism. These theories have such shaped the world ethics since creation and have continued to influence thinkers even today. Theories such as those mentioned are still being discusses and analyzed now. They still effect the way thinkers come across ethics good or bad. The topic I chose to discuss is an excerpt from Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle. The excerpt of Nicomachean Ethics contains two books with seven chapters in the first and nine chapter in the second book. Chapter one of book one starts with introducing that every art and every inquiry along with every action and pursuit Is meant for some good. He refers to activities having “ends”, at which they have to create products (145). For example, a shipbuilder’s end would be a vessel or a painter’s end being a masterpiece. These activities may or may not aim towards some good, but it depends on the activity. Chapter two discusses how if there are ends to the activities we do they must achieve a good and a chief good or higher good. That if we know of this higher good, shouldn’t we want aim towards it? He then ties these ends to politics and political sciences. Once man has achieved good for himself, he must attain it for the…

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