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Aristotle"s ethics

Aristotle"s ethics

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Published by Garland in New York, London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Aristotle, -- 384-322 B.C.

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    Statementedited with introductions by Terence Irwin.
    SeriesClassical philosophy : collected papers -- v.5, Classical philosophy -- v.5.
    ContributionsIrwin, Terence.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17534445M

    Therefore, this Aristotles ethics book of injustice being an inequality, the judge tries to equalize it; for in the case also in which one has received and the other has inflicted a wound, or one has slain and the other been slain, the suffering and the action have been unequally distributed; Aristotles ethics book the judge tries to equalize by means of the penalty, taking away from the gain of the assailant. Or is a difference apparent between statesmanship and the other sciences and arts? But shame may be said to be conditionally a good thing; if a good man does such actions, he will feel disgraced; but the virtues are not subject to such a qualification. It makes no difference whether we consider the state of character or the man characterized by it. Friendships based on usefulness and pleasure are broken off when a person changes in such a way as to render the relationship no longer useful or pleasurable. Our discussion will be the more concise if we first sum up what we have said already.

    The existence of a friend Aristotles ethics book almost as desirable as his own. Friendships based on usefulness and pleasure are broken off when a person changes in such a way as to render the relationship no longer useful or pleasurable. For justice exists only between men whose mutual relations are governed by law; and law exists for men between whom there is injustice; for legal justice is the discrimination of the just and the unjust. For, while we must begin with what is known, things are objects of knowledge in two senses- some to us, some without qualification. And the man whose deserts are great would seem most unduly humble; for what would he have done if they had been less?

    Aristotles ethics book those who without virtue have such goods are neither justified in making great claims nor entitled Aristotles ethics book the name of 'proud'; for these things imply perfect virtue. Let A be a house, B ten minae, C a bed. As such the friendship tends to be long-lasting — as long as they remain good and goodness is an enduring quality. For in speaking about a man's character we do not say that he is wise or has understanding but that he is good-tempered or temperate; yet we praise the wise man also with respect to his state of mind; and of states of mind we call those which merit praise virtues. And as for him who neither has nor can get them, let him hear the words of Hesiod: Far best is he who knows all things himself; Good, he that hearkens when men counsel right; But he who neither knows, nor lays to heart Another's wisdom, is a useless wight.


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Aristotle"s ethics Download PDF Ebook

For in so far Aristotles ethics book they are man, they will in no respect differ; and if this is so, neither will 'good itself' and particular goods, in so far as they are good.

Again, how can it be a coming into being? These having Aristotles ethics book marked off from each other, it is plain that just action is intermediate between acting unjustly and being unjustly treated; for the one is to have too much and the other to have too little.

Now since activities are made precise and more enduring and better by their proper pleasure, and injured by alien pleasures, evidently the two kinds of pleasure are far apart. Now it is best that there should be a public and proper care for such matters; but if they are neglected by the community it would seem right for each man to Aristotles ethics book his children and friends towards virtue, and that they should have the power, or at least the will, to Aristotles ethics book this.

Men seek to return either evil for evil-and if they cana not do so, think their position mere slavery-or good for good-and if they cannot do so there is no exchange, but it is by exchange that they hold together. In tyranny there is little or no friendship, because Aristotles ethics book is nothing in common between the ruler and the ruled.

Aristotles Ethics Aristotle's Ethics: Book 9 In this book Aristotle discusses the fundamental importance of friendship to human beings as social beings. Hence a young man is not a proper hearer of lectures on political science; for he is inexperienced in the actions that occur in life, but its discussions start from these and are about these; and, further, since he tends to follow his passions, his study will be vain and unprofitable, because the end aimed at is not knowledge but action.

For the mistakes which men make not only in ignorance but also from ignorance are excusable, while those which men do not from ignorance but though they do them in ignorance owing to a passion which is neither natural nor such as man is liable to, are not excusable.

This definition aligns with popular views of happiness, which see the happy person as virtuous, rational, and active.

For just as for a flute-player, a sculptor, or an artist, and, in general, for all things that have a function or activity, the good and the 'well' is thought to reside in the function, so would it seem to be for man, if he has a function.

It is plain, then, that being unjustly treated is not voluntary. Further b in that sense of 'acting unjustly' in which the man who 'acts unjustly' is unjust only and not bad all round, it is not possible to treat oneself unjustly this is different from the former sense; the unjust man in one sense of the term is wicked in a particularized way just as the coward is, not in the sense of being wicked all round, so that his 'unjust act' does not manifest wickedness in general.

The study of the Good is part of political science, because politics concerns itself with securing the highest ends for human life. For people who are fond of playing the flute are incapable of attending to arguments if they overhear some one playing the flute, since they enjoy flute-playing more than the activity in hand; so the pleasure connected with fluteplaying destroys the activity concerned with argument.

It is natural, then, that we call neither ox nor horse nor any other of the animals happy; for none of them is capable of sharing in such activity.

This is also the reason why the state punishes; a certain loss of civil rights attaches to the man who destroys himself, on the ground that he is treating the state unjustly.

Aristotle's Ethics: Book 1

There are three varieties or species of friendship corresponding to the good, pleasant and useful. The good man is liked by another on both of these grounds.

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