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    The Nicomachean Ethics

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    In Aristotle’s The Nicomachean Ethics, he explicates the basic principles of friendship. However, he does not only explain friendship between two people. Aristotle delves further into the topic and sheds light on “intrapersonal” friendship – friendship with oneself. Although this idea of comprehending the relationship people have with their own selves might seem intricate and hard to understand, Aristotle applies the same principles of interpersonal friendship to the kind of friendship people have

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    Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle

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    An Exposition of Aristotelian Virtues In his Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle explores virtues as necessary conditions for being happy. A virtuous person is a person with a disposition toward virtuous actions and who derives pleasure from behaving virtuously. Aristotle distinguishes between two types of human virtue: virtues of thought and virtues of character. Virtues of thought are acquired through learning and include virtues like wisdom and prudence; virtues of character include bravery and charity

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    Aristotle Nicomachean Ethics

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    comparable. (NE 1133a16-20). Money as a means of measurement between unequal people and their products makes it an important part of justice. It presents an artificial equality that can allow political justice to advance. Works Cited aristotle nicomachean ethics

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    purpose in life. He believed that everything we do in life is to fulfil one sole purpose – to achieve happiness. Could such a bold belief hold merit even thousands of years later especially when such topics are extremely subjective? In Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, written about 350

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    Word Count: 703 In Nicomachean Ethics, one of Aristotle’s aims is to convince us that the good for humans is engaging in rational activity virtuously. It is important to note that, within the context of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, acting virtuously is defined as acting on the intermediate or most reasonable option between extreme actions and feelings (class). Function is defined as being a characteristic work of the specific thing or being in question, such as human beings. Aristotle also accepts

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    moderation and its importance throughout Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics and Thomas Aquinas’ The Virtues, is heavily contrasted with the intensity displayed within Baudelaire's poem Get Drunk, and the documentary Amy. Within these four works, it is clear that not only do the concepts of intensity and moderation contradict, but the varying methods and effects of the two within each group contradict as well. In Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics the idea of moderation is portrayed through temperance

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    In Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics we are given the Greek term Eudaimonia, its definition being a contented sate of being happy, healthy and prosperous. For Aristotle, Eudaimonia or happiness is our ultimate goal. Aristotle states that most people see happiness as something physical and this way of thinking is faulted because we do not have the appropriate image of a good life. He goes on to tell us that our view is faulted because most people are not virtuous. The reason for the deficiency in virtue

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    Nicomachean Ethics

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    In his Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle offers an account of what constitutes the best life. In so doing, he gives an account about how happiness is the highest good and how a human might be considered to have lived well in virtue of having exercised virtue. These ideas, as we will find, stem from his ideas about natural philosophy, specifically with respect to his definition of nature and his second definition of change. In this paper, I will articulate how these features of his ethics are rooted in

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    Nicomachean Ethics

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    In the book Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle uses his collection of lecture notes in order to establish the best way to live and acquire happiness. Aristotle says, “Virtue, then, is a state that decides consisting in a mean, the mean relative to us,.. .It is a mean between two vices, one of excess and one of deficiency.” The virtues that Aristotle speaks about in Nicomachean Ethics are: bravery, temperance, generosity, magnificence, magnanimity, and mildness. According to Aristotle, in order to live

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    Philosophy: Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle

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    is the good? —Aristotle is not looking for a list of items that are good.” His aim is to establish a standard for the good that could be called the highest good, in other words he is looking for the form of the good. In his first book in the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle describes that the Good is something “for whose sake everything else is done.” This shows that he considers the good as the first principle for all our actions. He mentions, “happiness, then, is something final and self-sufficient

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