Aristotle's "Nature Belongs To The Class Of Causes Which Act For The Sake Of Something" - Strongest Argument

that purpose is not present because we do not observe the agent deliberating. Art does not deliberate. If the ship-building art were in the wood, it would produce the

The Nature of Love in Human Nature: Insight from Plato and Aristotle

nature is desirous of procreation - procreation which must be in beauty and not in deformity; and this procreation is the union of man and woman, and is a divine

Is Aristotle's Account Of Human Excellence And Human Flourishing/Happiness One We Can Accept Today?

plainly ask: What is happiness if not a state of mind? In order to reach such a state of mind, one must engage in activity - either spiritual or

Virtue, According to Aristotle and Thomas Aquinas

According to Aristotle, there are two specific types of virtues, "intellectual and moral, intellectual virtue in the main owes both its birth and its growth to teaching (for which

The Use of the Analogy of Art in Aristotle’s “Physics” and The Study of “Nature”

thing together (the artist constructing the piece); and the "final cause" considered the end or purpose of the piece. While artifacts require all of these elements to exist, things which

Aristotle/De Anima

views on the soul of the Greek philosophers who have come before him. This includes Aristotles reaction to Platos position. Platos ideas on the soul are intrinsically tied to his

The Originality of Aristotle

other theories. However, Aristotle did delve into uncharted territory and at times made quite original contributions to philosophy. Aristotle in his views on metaphysics clearly rejected Platos Theory of Forms


will examine three principles that underlie the political order of Aristotles ideas: The individual and family (the bottom "rungs" of the ideal polis), the village (the next step up) and

Plato, Aristotle and the Idea of Beauty

realm and the transcendent realm of forms" (Platos theory of forms). The theory of forms allows us to solve both the problems listed above: "By detaching ourselves

Aristotle's Key to Happiness

Many people do understand that a life of hedonism is not necessarily something that will bring happiness. Aristotle however seems to go a bit further. He explains in Book

The Concept of Telos According to Aristotle

and the rest of their nature is so organized that it is able to achieve the goal ("Aristotle," 2003). Aristotle believed that the essential nature of things is

Aristotle and Plato - A Comparison

case, --Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics. Aristotle viewed man as the ultimate "political animal." Government is not a human invention, but a natural outgrowth of community life. The purpose of

Aristotle's Views On Slavery

such was not subject to moral interpretation. He draws the conclusion that man is free only to the extent that he is cognizant of the world in respect to

Aristotle and the Ideal Constitution

land, are as follows, providing us with a foundation for further examination: "At all events we may firstly observe in living creatures both a despotical and a constitutional rule; for


anger. In Book II of Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle notes that the soul boasts three factors; passions, faculties and states of character (Aristotle). By faculties, Aristotle means "the things in virtue