Aristotleian Ethics And Nichomachean Ethics

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Aristotle is one of most prominent philosophers of the history. His style of writing was in the form of dialogues. The fields of study Aristotle was interested in were politics and ethics. Though just two of the books from the field of ethics survive and are regarded genuine namely Eudemian Ethics and Nicomachean Ethics. The part discussed in this essay is confined in the latter publication i.e. Nicomachean Ethics. In this essay I will be describing Aristotle’s theory of eudemonia often translated as happiness or the good for man, according to some resources and trying to figure out the key question of how can a human being become a virtuous agent enlightening the fact that it is just not an ethical theory but a way of life. To reason my discussion, I have taken help from Aristotle’s point of view of the theory. Some additional sources have also been used to support the argument made in the given essay. I will begin writing the essay first by describing Aristotle’s theory of the highest good, and the connections to his view of virtue. I will define the core concepts of the assignment i.e. happiness, virtue and the role of political science related to this matter .Then I will discuss the arguments relevant to the essay. Finally I will highlight the role of political science in views of Aristotle about the highest good…show more content…
vegetative level, since they are only designed by nature to take up their food, and experience growth. Animals , which are on the second i.e. animal level ,have some senses and can fulfill their needs. The highest level is the rational one, where man stands as the only and most advanced being who has the power to reason, think, and discover the many alternatives facing a situation. Due to the nutritional and sensory characteristics of man, he can be placed on all three levels. But his ability to reason, makes him the most superior of all

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