Philosophy- Aristotle

Philosophy- Aristotle - ii. The science that studies the...

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Aristotle : - Born 384 BC - Love of science - Political freedom was of no more concern to Aristotle than it was to Plato The Object of Life i. Every rational activity aims at some ends or good. - Every art and every investigation, and similarly every action and pursuit, is considered to aim at some good. - Good = That at which all things aim. - Since there are many actions, arts and sciences, it follows that their ends are many. - if we do not choose everything for the sake of something else it is clear that this must be the good, the supreme good. - Are we not more likely to achieve our aim if we have a target?
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Unformatted text preview: ii. The science that studies the supreme good for man is politics.- Most authoritative and directive science- Prescribes what subjects are to be taught in what states, and which of these the different sections of the community are to learn and up to what point. - Arts of war, property management, public speaking- Makes use of other sciences.- its end must include theirs, and this end must be the good for man. - more perfect thing to achieve that of a community than the individual....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHIL 101 taught by Professor Leder during the Spring '08 term at Loyola Maryland.

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