Comparing Aristotle's Theories Of Naturalism And Self-Realization

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Aristotle’s ethical theory is a philosophical theory that seeks to explain human beings habits and general conduct. The theory majorly focuses on the ethics of common sense and is based on two main philosophical aspects. The two are naturalism and self-realization. Naturalism is a philosophical aspect that mainly focuses on how things come into being. It discusses the natural components of everything and the philosophical view of how everything started existing. Self-realization is on the other hand both a psychological and philosophical aspect. It refers to the state of mind of a human being fulfilled with their life and a feeling that they have attained a certain goal. Among all the theories that discuss the human mind, Aristotle’s is the only theory that has steered clear of self-interest. According to the theory, Aristotle argues that good is the ultimate thing that every human being seeks or should seek to achieve. Aristotle explains good as something that performs properly the function that it ought to do. In this light therefore, the ultimate good is that which fulfills the desires of both the person that is doing the act and also for the sake of others. Aristotle teaches us a new word…show more content…
According to Aristotle, the relationship between someone and their friend or friends ought to be similar to the relationship with oneself. In this light therefore, a friend is in essence another person similar to you. This is however not usually the case in the society and Aristotle goes ahead to explain the types of friendship that normally exist. The first type of friendship is called the utility type. Utility friends are those that a person keeps because they may be useful in one way or another to the person. The other type of friendship is the friendship of pleasure. Friends of pleasure according to Aristotle are those friends that a person shares pleasurable moments
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