Aristotle on Pleasure Analytical Essay by write123

Aristotle on Pleasure
An analysis of Aristotle's views on pleasure, specifically in his work, "The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle."
# 106595 | 1,197 words | 1 source | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Aug 10, 2008 in Literature (Greek and Roman) , Philosophy (Ancient Greek)

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This paper discusses the views of Aristotle on the experience of pleasure in the world. The paper specifically focuses on "The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle" by Aristotle and discusses his views expressed in the work. The paper explains how pleasure for Aristotle is an aspect of human existence that guides action and can guide virtuous living.

From the Paper:

"Moderation seems to be the stand of Aristotle on pleasure, somewhere in between the contrary idea of all pleasure being a bad thing for man and all pleasure being a good thing for man Aristotle hangs his idea of pleasure and pleasure seeking as a natural state of man seeking eudaimonia. If a man seeks pleasure that is derived form his own desire in a natural state he is seeking pleasure that is necessary for the completion of a virtuous life. If a man seeks pleasure from an unnatural state, such as in the state of illness he is seeking pleasure for un-virtuous reasons and therefore such acts and emotions cannot be considered pleasure."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Aristotle. The Nicomachean Ethics of Aristotle. Trans. F. H. Peters. 15th ed. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1904.

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