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  • Aristotle And Plato
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    Aristotle's Critique of Plato Aristotle took a distinct path verging from the foundation of Plato's philosophy. In order to control society Plato used the noble lie, so people under the state wouldn't question their place in life. Aristotle, on the other hand, used the idea of "civic virtue of friendship" to create a sense of community. "For Aristotle, friendship is a virtue "most necessary for our life". Without friendship, life would be missing a major dimension and in consequence our live wou...
  • Mean As Aristotle
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    Aristotle: Above the Mean With the strict oppression of thought by religion and government in the 2nd century B.C.E., it's a surprise in itself that Aristotle, a man with such revolutionary thoughts and ideas was able to let his thinking be known to the entire world (as it was known back then). It is therefore even more surprising that his idea's have survived these many centuries though books, a medium of writing that has a notorious reputation of being burned when something in its contents doe...
  • Perfect The Virtues Of Excellence
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    According to Aristotle the definition of political success means the general happiness of the citizenry. Aristotle belief that molding excellent character within the citizenry is the first and most important step towards solidifying the happiness of the state as a whole. In developing political theory Aristotle begins by addressing issues of personal character on a microscopic level believing that in turn this will assist the state on a macroscopic level. Developing character or as Aristotle ref...
  • Virtue To Aristotle
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    Aristotle's Ethical Theory Aristotle? sAristotle's Ethical Theory Essay, Research Paper Aristotle's ethical theory is expressed through many aspects. Aristotle tends to express his feeling towards virtue in a way where it can go two ways. He talks of how virtue is divided into moral and intellectual virtue. Excellence of character deals with the "good life' and happiness. People are concerned with their character and getting the golden mean in life. In a way all these are interrelated with each ...
  • Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle
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    Aristotle'S Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle " sAristotle'S Nicomachean Ethics Essay, Research Paper Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics Throughout Aristotle's life and career as a philosopher, he modified and formulated many ideas that deal with the psyche and state of the mind and body. One of the most prevalent ideas that he studied was the quest for happiness. He had many theories about it, but most merged to become the Nicomachean Ethics As Socrates also believed, Aristotle thought that the life of ...

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