Aristotle Paper Exposition Draft

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George Fountain III March 28, 2010 PHIL 201- “The Classical Mind,” Section 1 Clinical Assistant Professor Wilson Aristotle Paper ( 4.1126b11-1127a11) Exposition: Aristotle is describing friendship and obsequious as important virtues that should be existent in every man because Aristotle believes friends can have a major part in the formation of pleasure. 1 According to Aristotle, friendship can be defined as giving pleasure to another without objections, by avoiding the issue of pain. A man can be characterized as obsequious, when the man contributes to the pleasures of others without alternative motives. The key to obsequious behavior is that it “simply aims at being pleasant.” 2 The opposite of someone holding friendship and obsequiousness is grouchiness and quarrelsome. Being grouchy or quarrelsome involves giving objection in addition to pain within a relationship or bluntly stated,
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Unformatted text preview: “Refusing to put up with anything.” 3 Similar to quarrelsome, a flatterer is a person looking to gain incentives out of others. 4 By following these principles to a pleasurable friendship, one of 1 Ostwald, Nicomachean Ethics . (Prentice Hall, 1999), 1126b26-29. 2 Ostwald, Nicomachean Ethics . (Prentice Hall, 1999), 1127a7-8. 3 Ostwald, Nicomachean Ethics . (Prentice Hall, 1999), 1127a9-10. 4 Ostwald, Nicomachean Ethics . (Prentice Hall, 1999), 1127a7-9. the most important qualifications is affection. 5 Aristotle makes his claims about social virtues to express his most important theory that “happiness then is the best, noblest, and most pleasant thing in the world.” 6 5 Ostwald, Nicomachean Ethics . (Prentice Hall, 1999), 1126a20-23. 6 Ostwald, Nicomachean Ethics . (Prentice Hall, 1999), 1099a6....
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