Aristotle: The Pursuit Of Wisdom

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Aristotle was one of the greatest philosophers in his time. His work has survived until today. Aristotle’s work is still being used today in schools and even public office. During Aristotle’s exile in Euboea, Aristotle wrote what is known today as Nicomachean Ethics. During this time, he thought a lot about the pursuit of happiness and wrote about the subject. One of his writings was, “It follows that in the general sense also the man who is capable of deliberating has practical wisdom.” In Stagira, in the town of Thrace, a close friend of the king was rushing home for the birth of his child. This child was born in 384 B.C., by the name of Aristotle. When Aristotle grew up he moved to Athens to be educated. When he was in Athens studying…show more content…
When people read this people, people are confused about his wording and what it means. His book, Nicomachean Ethics,is all about how and when we get happiness. Deliberating means that you can think about the subject in your mind and make sense of the subject. If a man can talk about a subject on and on, he has probably done something that makes him think like he is thinking. A person can’t talk on and on about something they don’t know about. If they did talk about it, it would be all foolish nonsense. But if they make sense about it then they probably have real knowledge about the subject. This leaves another question in my…show more content…
Fear was a big thing in the States because of the stock market crash. People feared the United States was going to go bankrupt. Franklin had knowledge of fear and he demonstrated it by helping people get out of the life of fear. Roosevelt was and is a great example of Aristotle’s quote because he showed that he had knowledge of the subject and he did something about the subject. He didn’t just talk about something he didn’t know about. There is a lot more than one person who proved that this saying is true. This paper want’s to show that even in the past hundreds of years people have used Aristotle’s quote. Aristotle is not only popular today but also a long time ago. Wind the clocks back to Roman times. As a conqueror stepped through the city of Rome he said, “ I came, I saw, I conquered.” Augustus Caesar had lots of knowledge of how he came, how he saw, and how he conquered. He personally led the attack on Rome and seized power. I think he testified to Aristotle’s quote in his own
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