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Kickoff - Tony Jones Prof Albertson What is a good life Kickoff-Nicomachean Ethics 5 8 In book five of his Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle talks about

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Tony Jones February 15, 2008 Prof. Albertson What is a good life? Kickoff—Nicomachean Ethics 5, 8 In book five of his Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle talks about what is justice. He begins by saying that justice and its counterpart, injustice, are ambiguous of each other. He defines unjust as one who acts unfairly—one who breaks the law and takes advantage of others. An unjust man wishes for too much and thus as a result receives the less due to his injustice. A just a man is just the opposite. He continues by saying that justice is a complete virtue and that it is the only virtue that is regarded for someone else’s good other an one’s own. Aristotle claims that virtue and justice are the same, except their individual essences: when in co-ordinance with another, it is justice; when considering its moral state it is virtue. Aristotle then breaks justice into two distinct categories: universal and particular justice. Particular justice is expressed when dealing with money or honor or assets that are can be divisible among members of society as well as the conditions of a voluntary (willingness) or involuntary (secretive) (theft, assault, murder, etc)
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2009 for the course ARLT 100 taught by Professor Thompson during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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Kickoff - Tony Jones Prof Albertson What is a good life Kickoff-Nicomachean Ethics 5 8 In book five of his Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle talks about

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