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    In one of his most popular works, Nicomachean Ethics, The ancient Greek philosopher, Aristotle, debates a variety of subjects in order to obtain a better understanding of virtue and what it means to be a virtuous character. One virtue that is extensively examined by Aristotle in book VII of the Nicomachean Ethics, is friendship. He debates that friendship is complete virtue and above justice and morality in which is why it should be so highly valued. His interpretation of friendship is abundantly

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    Aristotle wrote Nicomachean Ethics. "Chapter VIII" is about friendship. There are three main or basic forms of friendship. The first one is the friendship of good men, the only true friendship. The friendship of good men will help another friend strive for goodness. The second one is the friendship of pleasure. Friendship based on pleasure is where both people are drawn to each other's good looks and humor. The third one is the friendship of utility. Friendship based on utility tends to end abruptly

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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

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    Reflection on the Happiness of the Gods In Nicomachean Ethics Book X, Aristotle discussed true happiness and came to the conclusion that it was contemplation without ceasing. He also acknowledged that humans could never truly achieve it but instead could experience it in short bursts if they worked up to it, and if not there was always contentment, but it was important to strive towards contemplation. He stated that only the gods could truly be happy as they are beings of reason alone. This

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    Olivia Schoen Dan Brown Ethics 101 8 April 2015 Nicomachean Ethics As one of the greatest philosophers of all time, Aristotle was one of the greats. He altered history and the way our world views philosophy and ethics. One of his theories of ethics that he written in the form of 10 books was Nicomachean Ethics, this theory consisted of Aristotle’s perspective on the life of man and what makes a good life for man. Personally, I think his theory of ethics is a good outline of how to be an ethical

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    the goals of mankind progressed. The rise of civilization brought about newly sought after ends. These ends are thoroughly described by Aristotle in “The Nicomachean Ethics” and “Politics”. Aristotle thinks that ethics and political science should be studied together because political science seeks the best possible end for people and ethics defines the most ideal end or good for the individual. Politics is the pursuit of an end goal. Political associations are designed for obtaining some good

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    Aristotle begins Nicomachean Ethics is with the statement “Every craft and every line of inquiry, and likewise every action and decision seems to seek some good.” (Aristotle Bk.1, Ch.1). This is a fitting way to begin, as it addresses exactly what the entire book hopes to convey. While at this point in the novel, readers remain unaware what the good that he is referring to means, it becomes clearer and clearer as it progresses why this is such an apt beginning. The Nicomachean Ethics is devoted to

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    Nicomachean Ethics I chose to write about Aristotle and his beliefs about how the virtuous human being needs friends from Book VIII from Nicomachean Ethics. In this essay I will talk about the three different kinds of friendship that (Utility, Pleasure, and Goodness) that Aristotle claims exist. I will also discuss later in my paper why Aristotle believes that Goodness is the best type of friendship over Utility or Pleasure. In addition to that I will also talk about the similarities and differences

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    720532457 The Symposium verses The Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics (Ethics) is regarded as one of the, if not the greatest work concerning ethics in history. The word ethics derives from the Greek word ethos, which translates more properly as “character”, and it would seem that Aristotle’s concern in The Ethics, is what constitutes good character, and that goodness is of practical use; that merely knowing how to be a way is only half of what’s necessary, and that the known must

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    When I think about what makes me happiest in life, I put my family and friends at the top of the list. I know that there is no way I would be who I am today without them. My family loves me and has taught me most of what I know about how to live. Friends have taught me so much more about myself than I could ever have imagined; how to laugh at myself, how to love myself, how to learn from my mistakes, etc. All these people in my life have given me so much and I have in return offered what I have

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