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

Politics and Pleasure: The Debate Between Epicurus and Aristotle

an idea that makes sense? Af first glance, it does not. After all, politics appear to be important. How can one say to forget about politics and pursue pleasure? Yet,

Aristotle's "Nichomachean Ethics": Friendship And Anger

trust that must exist between people in order to cultivate friendship (Aristotle PG). As such, one can readily associate the manner by which Aristotles Nichomachean Ethics illustrates how friendship

Aristotle on Friendship

airport for a number of reasons (Young, 2006). He writes that a friend would volunteer to take another friend to the airport for the following reasons: " because you want

Work Relationships From an Aristotelian View

relationship issues present themselves at the workplace much like they do in personal life. For example, someone has a fight with his or her mother, but they just as well

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

Aristotle: Valuing Feelings And Materialism Over Politics?

considered the primary principles of politics and law to be "the search for the greatest good of society as a whole" (Anonymous, 2001). Inasmuch as the original Greek legal

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

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 "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

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

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