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Nicomach Ethics Bk1 stdy qstns

Nicomach Ethics Bk1 stdy qstns - Study Questions for Book I...

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Study Questions for Book I of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics Book I 1 . What is Aristotle’s point in chapter 1 of Book I? Why do you think he starts with this point? The good is that at which everything aims. This will be the basis for all other arguments. 2 . What is Aristotle’s point in 1094a18-27? Explain. We must first grasp what the good is, for we need a target to aim at. 3 . How does Aristotle account for the different degree of exactness in ethics viz-a-viz mathematics? (chtpr 3) Mathematics is quantitative and therefore more exact. 4 . What must the individual who studies ethics have? (1095a1-11; 1095b5-13) Why? Man must have life experience to study ethics and be guided by reason as opposed to feelings. The man who understands everything is best of all. He is in constant pursuit of true knowledge. The unconditional judge is educated in every area. 5 . What are the three favored lives? (chapter 5) According to Aristotle, what are the problems with the first two? How does this compare to Plato’s description of the three classes in the
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