35 Aristotle on ethics

35 Aristotle on ethics - Aristotle on ethics: what is...

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Aristotle on ethics: what is happiness and how was it won? Niocomachean and Eudemean of Rhodes Tells of how, what, survey predecessors- this is important etc. Happiness, virtue, choices, responsibility- how ought we to live? Major Differences from Plato o Ethics does not apply to set rules like math and especially not for each individual. o Common opinions of mankind. o Justify the consistency about what is widely held. Plato is main predecessor- the form of the good is responsible for the existence of other forms and our ability to understand them. Try to find out what the transcendent priority is if that explains what the form of the good is=Plato Aristotle-There are no such things as the form of Good itself. It is a term we apply to everything and to certain instances. How can there be one form for everything? It is used in too many different senses. If there is only one, we would not be able to rise to it. Not to understand good but to be come good. So what goal are we going to pursue?
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course CLAS 121 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '07 term at UNC.

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