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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Greek Law

ancient Greece population was not that abundant, with large plots of land essentially keeping people separated from one another, there was no pressing need to establish any laws; however, as

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's 'Rhetoric'

of rhetorical discourse (Harper 251). Aristotle, in contrast to Plato, recognized rhetoric and dialect as inherent parts of the system of knowledge attainment, and suggested that their development was

Comedy According to Aristotle

examples might help to explain that conclusion. Many are familiar with comedic routines and the fact that indeed, much relayed has to do with the inferior. Situation comedies for example

Aristotle and the Role of Moral Education

reference to things possessed by ancient heroes and gods and such as they involved positive traits such as strength, wisdom, and courage (Aristotle: A General Introduction, 2006). The problem, it

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