Aristotle's Ethics (Cliffs Notes) by Charles H Patterson, Robert J Milch

By Charles H Patterson, Robert J Milch

The unique CliffsNotes learn publications supply specialist statement on significant issues, plots, characters, literary units, and ancient background.People haven't replaced considerably within the a long time considering Aristotle first lectured on ethics on the Lyceum in Athens. The human forms and difficulties coated in CliffsNotes on Aristotle’s Ethics are prevalent to all people. the foundations of behavior and reasons of advantage and goodness that he proposes can assist humans of all eras greater comprehend their position in society.This learn advisor lets you make your means via Aristotle’s well-known essays with self assurance. You’ll locate transparent summaries and causes of every significant subject. different good points that assist you learn includeIntroduction to the lifetime of AristotleOverview of the details of Aristotle’s moral philosophySummaries and demanding commentaries of the whole Nichomachean EthicsReview questionsClassic literature or glossy modern day treasure — you will know it all with specialist info and perception from CliffsNotes research courses.

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Some scholars, in fact, have described the intellectual history of western civilization as a permanent debate in which Aristotle has sometimes triumphed and sometimes not, but in which at all times his spirit and principles have acted as the substructure and inspiration of progress. Page 12 Main Points of Aristotle's Ethical Philosophy 1. The highest good and the end toward which all human activity is directed is happiness, which can be defined as continuous contemplation of eternal and universal truth.

1. On Rhetoric, a treatise on public speaking and means of persuasion, with emphasis on logic, psychology, and ethics. 2. The Poetics, a treatise on the art of poetry which does not survive in full, but contains a valuable and comprehensive discussion of Greek tragedy. Aristotle's Method and Place in Intellectual History Aristotle's method, in ethics as in all other fields, was critical and empirical. In the study of any subject he began by collecting, analyzing, and grouping all relevant facts in order to determine their meaning and relations with each other, and this gave him a systematic and factually correct basis from which to generalize about underlying rules or principles.

1. Metaphysics, 14 books on what Aristotle called ''first philosophy," the study of absolute being, dealing with such things as being in itself and the ultimate grounds of being, the relation of matter and form, causation (material, formal, efficient, and final causes), and the Prime Mover. Page 10 VI. Works on Ethics. 1. Nicomachean Ethics. 2. Eudemian Ethics, 7 books, 3 of which are almost identical with books of the Nicomachean Ethics, and which is evidently an earlier and less comprehensive treatment of the same subject.

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