Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics Summary

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Aristotle was one of the last Greek philosopher, being the successor of Socrates and Plato. Philosophy originated in Greece sometime around the time, as early as, 6 century B.C. as thinkers began questioning and developing rational methods for exploring the obscurities of nature and mathematics. These pre-Socratic thinkers were not really considered as philosophers as they also focused heavily on mathematics and science rather than just philosophy.
Aristotle was also greatly influenced by the pre-Socratic thinkers and so his work was to a certain extent guided by the facts of these thinkers as well, primarily in the sciences and metaphysics, his most significant influence was undoubtedly Plato (427–347 B.C.). Plato’s philosophy was centered
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This is a practical work answering all the theories of complex situations in human life. This work are the lessons of Aristotle’s lectures at Lyceum. The term “Ethics” deals with science to human behavior. Aristotle has shown reflection to real day society and has given us the path to make it organized. The term “Nicomachean” was used because it is believed that this text was either dedicated to or edited by son of Aristotle named Nicomachus. Aristotle tends to analyze current stature and future prospective, and according to that has given us certain practical philosophical ethics to make our life much surrounded by peace. Nicomachean Ethics and other work Politics are quite in relation as both deliver the message of creating good living. Ethics is more individualistic leveled while Politics aims at good living of whole…show more content…
The term “short term goals” which humans aim for is ultimately to achieve high destined ambitions. Each and every action of ours indirectly/directly, intentionally/unintentionally tends to aim for that highest end to supreme goodness. The subordinate ends also end up being a medium to the highest end. Now the things start getting complex when this goodness or happiness to life differs. Since what is happiness for one would not equate to happiness of other. So constituents of happiness cannot be defined or categorized. Goodness for child will be limited to excellence on academic front or excellence in specific hobbies, and then getting on teenage life their happiness is discovered in getting older as quick as possible, being free of any restriction possible, then comes life of adulthood when one aspires for happiness in settling down at good level, giving the best to their family possible , then when one finally is settled or may be struggling stage at the age of forty/ forty five wishes to get his children married and settled, then the life touches upon the ending years where one wishes to live last few breaths under the shade of peace and die similarly. Like here we defined just thick layer of aspirations varying as per the age
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