Aristotle: An Analysis Of Aristotle's Nichomachean Ethics

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Aristotle 's "Nichomachean Ethics" is filled with wisdom. He provides his views on what he believes is the different form of friendship. Aristotle claims that there are three forms of friendship. The three are friendships based on utility, pleasure, and good. Among those three there is one form of friendship that is best, and that is the friendship based on good. According to Aristotle, the friendship based on a moral good is a perfect form of friendship that is enduring. However, his logic is highly based on assumption. These assumptions are not objective. Aristotle 's views may be seen as useful and logical, but they are influenced by too many subjective mental constructs, and that fact takes a good deal of credibility from his argument. In chapter eight of Aristotle 's "Nicomachean Ethics" Aristotle has a lot to say about friendship. In the first chapter, Aristotle claims that friendship is needed among humans. He also claims that there is more than one kind of friendship and that people who disagree have a misguided mindset. He says they see these different forms of friendship as factions, and not entirely dissimilar concepts. At the beginning of chapter two, he thinks we can more clearly see the differences if we understand the object of love. Continuing, Aristotle claims that there are three lovable types of things. The three are things that are useful, things that are pleasant, and things that are good. Additionally, these are each decided by
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