Pleasure According to Aristotle Analytical Essay by Master Researcher

Pleasure According to Aristotle
A critical examination of the arguments on pleasure Aristotle presents in "Book X" of "Nicomachean Ethics".
# 89596 | 900 words | 1 source | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Literature (Greek and Roman) , Philosophy (Ancient Greek) , English (Analysis)

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This paper discusses Aristotle's account of pleasure in "Book X" of "Nicomachean Ethics". It presents Aristotle's arguments in the first half of the paper and then proceeds to critically examine those same arguments.

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"Aristotle was one of the greatest philosophers in ancient Greece. He philosophized on a wide range of topics ranging from the nature of matter to the order of the universe. In "Book X" of "Nicomachean Ethics" Aristotle provides his account of pleasure. Aristotle begins his argument by suggesting that pleasure is one of the driving forces in human existence. For example, in chapter one of "Book X" Aristotle says, For it is thought to be most intimately connected with our human nature, which is the reason why in educating the young we steer them by the rudders of pleasure and pain."

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