Nicomachean Ethics By Aristotle Analysis

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In Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle contributes subjects such as art, actions, pursuit, and inquiry to the nature of humans. He categorizes all of these elements as good and argues that goodness is essential and inter-webbed in the nature of humans. Not only does he describe goodness as merely an intricate part of human nature, but also he states that is good that is at the center of the human aim. Thus, it is the nature of humans to seek, establish, create, and exert goodness amongst other human beings, the overall universe, and us. Aristotle argues that because goodness is natural to humans, knowledge of goodness is natural to humans as well. The author furthers his comment on goodness and its relation to human nature by stating that humans…show more content…
In order for one to feel the human benefits attached to goodness, one must first have knowledge and understanding of the subject. It is the knowledge of goodness in sometimes its in entirety or in an accessible portion that produces happiness for man. Thus, it is possible for human beings to possess goodness and be exposed to goodness but not be cognizant of its presence. Such human beings are not able to experience the happiness that naturally should be a result of goodness. Aristotle also discusses the correlation between the nature of happiness and education. He suggests that education allows us to be good judges. Thus, education provides humans with the opportunity to be if not happy at least content in their decisions. Also, Aristotle argues that it is the nature of man to have different perspectives on the nature of happiness. Aristotle states some of the elements that are mistaken for happiness but are not attributable to the nature of happiness such as wealth. Because it is the nature of man to pursue honor, the nature of happiness is also associated with this pursuit. However, it is the nature of man to aim for happiness despite each individual’s particular view of the concept. Although Aristotle acknowledges these different views that are attributable to happiness, he highlights the…show more content…
Aristotle argues that science directs the happenings and occurrences that go on within the universe. Because the nature of human beings is subject to the nature of the universe (because human beings are affected by the universe which we live in), Aristotle is able to effectively argue that science’s attachment to the nature of the universe allows it to dictate the actions and outcomes of not only the nature of the universe, but the nature of human beings as well. Also, science has the power to implicitly state what human beings should abstain from and what she partake in concerning the nature of the universe. Furthermore, Aristotle discusses the subject of “ends” in its relation to the nature of the universe. He argues that is the nature of the universe to produce endings in every possible occurrence. These ends can be described out some time point of achievement for human nature. Thus, it is the nature of humans to follow the nature of the universe and attain ends. In addition to its’ attribution to the nature of human beings and happiness, goodness is present in the nature of the universe. According to Aristotle, goodness can be seen in the substance and the quality of the universe. Furthermore, in Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle’s discussion is mainly around the actions and arts are that are essential to the nature of the universe. This text does a great job
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