Aristotle ethics and politics

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Brandon Ciolfi History 3000 Aristotle- The Nicomachean Ethics 1) Aristotle defines the good as every art and every inquiry and in the same way every action and choice seems to aim at some good. He defines happiness as an activity of the soul in accordance with complete excellence. One achieves happiness by virtue. Virtue involves habit and choice. By making the proper decisions, we eventually develop a virtuous habit or disposition, so that we need not run through the catalogue of options every time a moral dilemma presents itself. This is very similar to the modern quest for happiness but also a little different because some people believe that they will achieve happiness if they
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Unformatted text preview: became rich. Aristotle- Politics 1) It does give us a clearer view into the workings of our post cold-war world. He says Democracy is based on the idea that those who are equally free should be absolutely equal, oligarchy on the idea that those unequal in property should be unequal politically. The reason that revolutions occur is that they have a desire for equality, when men think they are equal to others who have more, or for inequality, when they think they are superior. There are other causes of revolution -- insolence of magistrates, honor and dishonor, fear, disproportionate increase in some part of a state, and difference of race....
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