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    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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    1. How does Aristotle evidently define the term “form”? Aristotle defines the term “form” by connecting the fact that all substances are comprised of form and matter, and will always occur together. He also states that form is the essence, or ousia, of substance itself and can also be defined as shape, structure, order, or simply the making of what something is. Finally Aristotle defines the term “form” by stating that it cannot exist independently and can be distinguished from content only in…

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    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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    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

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    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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    Pale By Aristotle

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    Aristotle is interested in the discussions of primary beings and essences as an objection to Plato’s philosophy, which I will discuss various interpretations of it in this paper along with Aristotle’s account of essence and at the end, its plausibility. Aristotle begins book VII of the metaphysics by discussing substance. He believes that substance is the primary form of “being” without qualification. By “being” he means; what “something” is and its quality, quantity or anything else…

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    Liberation By Aristotle

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    providing leisure for them (Aristotle 6-7). In addition, this relationship would also benefit the slaves because the slaves would be able to share the virtue of the master and elevate themselves (Aristotle 7). This is where the concept of being ruled and ruling comes into play. They are both assets to one another in which they are both advantageous things. Although, the slaves were a social necessity not only to their masters but to their political rule (Aristotle 8). In the context of…

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    Eudemonia By Aristotle

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    Aristotle uses the term “eudemonia” to explain what one should do to have the best form of life available. Aristotle first appeals to final causes to expand upon what the best form of life is for humans. Aristotle states that to know our goodness as human beings, we must show our function as a human being. To be happy, Aristotle suggests that we must find our function. In his argument, Aristotle determines how every human being has a unique characteristic activity, which is to reason. Thus, a…

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    Aristotle Selflessness

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    ethical system. In Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics the book XI he tries to explain perfect and imperfect friendship. As well as self-love and how these relate to bettering the community. While all the ideas I agree with Aristotle about self-love being important I believe that he dismisses selflessness with being inferior. Aristotle believes that friendship is working for the common good. He says that by having friends it helps us to better ourselves and while at the same time we help them to…

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    Aristotle Change

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    101844922 PHIL 3000 Paper 2 1. What is the problem of change and how does Aristotle answer it? Parmenides argued that there cannot be any change. He believed that everything acted as parts of a unified and unchanging whole. Thus change is only an illusion as nothing is capable of inherently changing due to reality being unchangeable. He believed that only Being exists and nothing can exist outside the sphere of Being. Nothing can come to be from what it is not. Aristotle offers a solution to…

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