Aristotle Essay

  • Comparison Between Aristotle And Aristotle

    Plato and Aristotle are historically remembered to be one of the greatest philosophers who ever lived and who introduced a new way of thinking. Aristotle was a pupil of Plato just like Plato had been pupil of Socrates. The ethical link between these three philosophers is easy to trace. Plato’s work is mostly found in dialogues and letters that he wrote most of them dialogues of his teacher Socrates leading to his death. Most of Aristotle’s work was not formally documented and even though he is said to have written a lot of material, only a few of the original documents are available to date. According to Plato he believed that in virtue ethics, which is what may be referred to as doing good, an action is only good if the person performing it is virtuous. When looking at virtue, both Aristotle and Plato defined it in reference to what was referred to as virtuous in the Greek society. They both concentrate a lot on justice, wisdom, politics, courage and happiness. Moral virtue which is what enables a person to act sufficiently is developed partly through the upbringing or through what one is used in doing. For most Greeks and both philosophers, virtue was essential for happiness. Both philosophies talk of how to achieve this happiness but they differ in some of the ways of achieving them. Their concepts of…

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  • Aristotle And Aristotle: The Moralization Of The State

    In book 1 of the Politics, Aristotle states that he beginning at the 'beginning ' (1252a24) by exploring the various theories on the construction of the ideal polis, or state. He proceeds to claim that the state is natural, in that it represents the completion of its constituent associations ' journey towards their ends, or telei. He also claims that 'man is by nature a political animal ' (1253a1), and that the koinonia, or political arena, of the state is necessary for man to realise their…

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  • Aristotle: The Tragedy Of Aristotle And Sophocles

    The names Aristotle and Sophocles were well known throughout all of classical Greece. They are known for their teachings and writings. Sophocles was the most successful writer of Greek tragedies. He often won first place prizes for best tragedy. His most famous tragedy is Oedipus. In Oedipus it is foretold that the main character Oedipus will kill his father and marry his mother. Sophocles wrote another tragedy to follow the events after Oedipus called Antigone. Antigone follows the troubles…

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  • The Philosophies Of Aristotle And Nietzsche And Aristotle

    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,…

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  • Aristotle And Aristotle: The Ideas Of Right And Wrong

    and then to Aristotle who took science into account. Due to each one of these famous philosophers, we are somewhat able to understand why we have morals and ethics and what right from wrong truly is. Though, we will never know the full answer and truth, we can at least begin to understand right from wrong thanks to these philosophers and their many famous ideas. Socrates, who was one of the first philosophers starting his studies around the year 470 BC started to set a path for every…

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  • Machiavelli And Aristotle: Aristotle And The Morality Of The City

    One of Aristotle’s most famous claims, in his discussion on politics, is that “a human being is by nature an animal meant for a city” (Aristotle 4). By this, he is asserting that human beings are naturally destined to live their best life in an independent political association of some sort, among and in cooperation with other humans. The main reasoning for this assertion is the natural inherent necessity for other humans that human beings require. The primary purpose of humans, in Aristotle’s…

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  • Aristotle's Life: Aristotle And The Life Of Aristotle

    Aristotle was born in 384 B.C. in a tiny Greek town called Stagirus, which is now called Stagria. His father, Nicomachus, served as the personal physician to Amyntas II; who was the king of Macedonia in the kingdom’s capital of Pella (Cook). Aristotle lost his mother and father when he was still a young boy and he then went to live with other family in the town of Atarneus. When Aristotle grew into his late teen years he decided to move to Athens, Greece in order to study mathematics, sciences,…

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  • Aristotle's Concepts Of Virtue By Aristotle And Aristotle

    order to have virtue. Although there are different ways in which people see and define virtue, different philosophers have seen and defined virtue in their own word and have their own theory on how virtue can be of help to us. According to Aristotle,…

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  • Aristotle And Aristotle: The Six Elements Of Tragedy

    Furthermore, the expression of emotion individualizes, whereas, describing the emotion generalizes it into an emotion of a certain kind instead of a unique emotion. The describing of emotions is used in tragedies to arouse emotions such as pity and fear. Therefore, generalizing the ending of the tragedy and the emotions into a certain kind rather than an individual end or emotion. Evidently, this reveals that Aristotle was not concerned with the art proper but instead of representative art.…

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  • Aristotle And Aristotle: Perception And Knowledge Of The World

    However, this is still a rather broad, though still important, comparison between these three philosophers’ modes of thought when it comes to sense perception and knowledge of the world. Therefore, it would be apt to delve more deeply into each brand of thought while noting changes along the way. First, then, one should consider Aristotle and start by clarifying the stage upon which Aristotle’s thought is set. Prior to Aristotle, change was considered to have not existed since something cannot…

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