With true friendship, friends love each other for their own sake (not for pleasure or usefulness), and they wish good things for each other. True friendship is lasting friendship. A complete friendship, according to Aristotle depends on similarity in virtue. "Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in virtue; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good themselves." (NE; bk.8; ch.3) True friends must be virtuous, therefore bad and un-virtuous men cannot be true friends.
In Aristotle’s words, he “is one who considers himself worthy of great things, and is worthy of them” (66:1123b3-4). While this description may strike some as arrogant or self-important, in reality the great-souled man finds the appropriate mean and acts in accordance with virtue, “for he assesses himself in accord with his worth, while the others exceed or fall short of theirs” (67:1123b16-17). It is for this reason that Aristotle holds the great-souled
Eudemian ethics,came from the word eudaimonia which means happiness,is a fruitful work of Aristotle from Nichomachean Ethics.The greek word eudaimon is composed of two parts:”eu” means “well” and “daimon” means “divinity” or spirit”.To be eudaimon is therefore to be living in a way that is favor with God.But Aristotle regards a mere substitute for eudaimon as “living well”. Eudemian ethics focuses on man’s way of living well is by appreciation main points of friendship,temperance and virtue. “Without
Plato’s morality is based on rational cognition. People can only be moral if they know the highest good. If people do not know what is good and what is evil, just repeat the precedent or custom behavior. Even if they can be law-abiding, it is not ethical behavior. Good is the highest goal pursued by Plato in ethics.
At the top of the triangle is intimacy, while passion makes up the bottom left corner of the triangle, and decision and commitment make up the bottom right corner of the triangle. The position of these elements within the triangle has no significant relevance, but it useful to explain the overall model. This newer model of love has been proven in research to be more reliable and is more generally accepted, as it includes factors that are included in other models, therefore, it is the primary focus of this text. Within this theory, the intimacy component refers to feeling close and connected in a relationship. These feelings make up warmth in a relationship.
Whiting uses some empirical psychological reasons to demonstrate Aristotle’s point of treating friend in a way of “how we in fact are” instead of “how we ought to be.” One is the idea of the “ethical selection”, in which people maintain their positive self-image by doing things that are morally true but not how valuable they are. Whiting mentions when people face a dissonance in their cognition, like when their belief is not consistent with their behavior, they would either change their behavior or opinion to avoid this dissonance. Therefore, there may be inevitable factors which play a role on how we treat our friend and how we think we should treat them, leading to a somewhat self-deception in a way of deceiving ourselves and our friends
The first topic in philosophical ethics I would like to discuss is Aristotle’s virtue ethics. As an objectionist, Aristotle tried to determine what a good person is. To Aristotle, happiness is what made you a good person, and that is what the chief goal in life is. He believed that happiness was achieved when a species determines its’ own telos, or purpose. Along with that, Aristotle determined three facts of humanity.
This ensures that the ruler will be honest and in the best interest of the group as a whole. Additionally, Castiglione believed virtue was related to prudence in the way that a person can decipher right from wrong. He also believed that when men engage in imprudence, it puts them at risk for making false judgement (292). He wanted to indicate that when a person disregards morals, they invite the possibility of inconsistency within their moral judgement. This could possibly cloud their judgement in the future in regards to morals.
In Book I of the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle brings up the idea that in order to discover the human good we must first develop a certain understanding and identify the function of a human being. Aristotle’s function argument is brought up through his belief that the human function is rational activity, meaning that our good as human beings is rational activity performed fine because this is what leads to living well. The good Aristotle tries to get across can be seen in many different forms depending on how it is viewed, because of the idea that the main function of anything is to reach a final end, the final end is considered the good. “The end of medicine is health, that of shipbuilding, a ship, that of military science, victory…” (Nicomachean,
Of Aristotle’s three rhetorical appeals,the author of ”Individuality vs conformity” uses pathos most effectively to get the reader to relate to her argument. the informational essay “Individuality vs Conformity” focuses on that fact that there is a healthy middle between individuality and conformity .The writer supports their focus by demonstrating that even though “we embrace this warm feeling of acceptance” humans have “This feeling is our need for individuality“ .The author’s purpose is to point out that there is a healthy middle between individuality and conformity in order to do that the author says “but that doesn’t mean we can’t try”.The author writes in a informal logical style for their audience teenagers and others interested in