The Moral Life Of Aristotle 's Nicomachean Ethics

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In the second book of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle talks about the virtues that are needed to live a moral life. He explains what a good life consists of and the proper development and management of the elements within a man. This reading covers everything from how to acquire a virtue, to the differences and meaning behind pleasure and pain. In the first chapter, Aristotle divides virtue into two separate meanings. The first one is virtue of thought, which requires you to learn from experiences throughout your life. The second one is virtue of character and are the direct results from habit and practice. This proves that the character virtues do not come naturally, because nothing naturally created can change…show more content…
It’s the same situation that produces any ability or virtue can also destroy it, and this is also true in the crafts. The builder becomes either good or bad at building by actually practicing building. That goes for men practicing with dealing with other men that they become just or unjust, brave or cowardly, temperate or intemperate.
The second chapter starts by explaining that a man’s ethics is very important because the focus isn’t primarily on the nature of goodness, but as well as how to become good men. Aristotle writes that this it makes necessary to study the issues of right and wrong behavior because we develop characteristics from our actions. He mentions that his writings and discussions about conduct and actions are only a general outline that will have inadequate scientific correctness available in this subject and demand what is allowed. The topics of discussion are dependent on the sole situation. The nature of character qualities could be affected by lack of taking care of or an over usage. For example, the man who is afraid of everything turns into a coward and the man who doesn’t fear anything is reckless or irresponsible will not have a courage virtue. Just like it’s not good for your body if you eat too much or too little food and don’t exercise. This goes for all virtues as well and making it a habit to practice them helps you support them. Aristotle writes in the third chapter that to find out if a man has a full
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