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  • Aristotle

    Aristotle is considered to be one of the most important thinkers in the philosophy history. In his book; The Politics, Aristotle mainly talks about the state and how it should be. He sees the state as an association. He believes that the state should be self-sufficient. However, he also explains the purposes of man, women and slaves. In the association, man is a ‘political animal’. This means that the difference between man and animal is based on ‘thinking’. Animals live only for food and reproduction. On the other side, man of course live for the same thing but they want this ‘good’. So, the good life is only for men. But saying this might be wrong because Aristotle supported slavery. According to him, it is a natural thing. Thus, the good…

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  • 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…

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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 Analysis

    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 fullest potential.…

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  • The Importance Of Political Views Between Aristotle And Aristotle

    rather then their passion. When Aristotle talks about people following their reason, he means that they live their lives to the fullest taking in consideration all the talent and skill they are blessed with and using it to their advantage. One accomplishes this by making the most out of what he/she has been given to benefit themselves in life. Basically, he was following the natural law tradition because he felt as though the most important purpose of law was to help people live their lives…

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  • Aristotle: One Major Similarities Between Aristotle And Kant

    Aristotle and Kant have one major similarity. They both feel that the reasons behind an action are important in determining the moral worth of that action. I will demonstrate the differences between a person of Aristotelian virtue and a person who has Kantian moral worth in the following pages of this paper. I will also argue why Aristotle’s view is correct. The major differences between Aristotle and Kant are how they deem the reasons behind an action to have moral worth. Aristotle feels that…

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  • Aristotle Generosity Analysis

    Aristotle was an ancient Greek philosopher, a student of Socrates, and the teacher and mentor to individuals such as Alexander the Great. His influence has spanned the cultures of the world for thousands of years (Shields, 2015). Aristotle contended that a virtuous life was the key to a happy life. For him, virtue was the mean between two extremes. A virtuous person, said Aristotle, was neither excessive nor depleted in his good characteristics and actions. One issue that Aristotle confronted in…

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  • Aristotle Eudaimonia Analysis

    (virtue), and telos (a final cause or end). Aristotle also makes a distinction between two types of virtues, thought and character. Expanding upon these two, the virtue of thought is described to be about wisdom, comprehension, and intelligence. Whereas, the virtue of character is said to be about generosity and temperance. Relating these to engineering, an engineer must use the virtue of thought to make educated decisions in the work place not to cause harm to others. In addition, the engineer…

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  • Aristotle Habit Of Excellence

    have virtue or excellence but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but is a habit.” –Aristotle. In this quote, Aristotle is describing what it takes to be at the top at what you’re doing, similar as to what he did in almost every subject he studied. An attitude similar to the one he portrayed in the quote above is the reason Aristotle is renowned to be the most intelligent individual to ever step foot on our planet. He…

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  • Aristotle Character Analysis

    Have you ever imagined your life being written as a story where you are acting as the protagonist in the story and you are playing out a particular character? This is how Aristotle views human life as. He states that when we are first born, we are born into a story. Your character is born into a specific role that you must play. So you were born into a family, you are expected to be a daughter and play the role as a daughter. You were born into this role; it is not something that is a chosen…

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