Aristotle's "Nichomachean Ethics" Book Review

Aristotle's "Nichomachean Ethics"
This is a book-by-book breakdown of the important topics presented by Aristotle of good and the pursuit of happiness in his book "Nicomachean Ethics".
# 4141 | 3,225 words | 2 sources | 2002 | US
Published on May 04, 2002 in Philosophy (Ancient Greek) , Religion and Theology (General)

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This is a summary of Aristotle?s Nicomachean Ethics that emphasizes Aristotle's big influence in the world of ethics. His work amplifies and analyzes the concepts of many ethical issues. Since his book is divided into ten books, this term paper is also divided into 10 different, complete summaries.

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"All knowledge and every pursuit aim at some good. Happiness is directly related to living well and doing well. Happiness is a complete and sufficient good. Most people associate happiness with pleasure. A life of pleasure is what man seeks out. There are three prominent types of lives: the pleasure life, the political life, and the contemplative life. The contemplative life is one, which practices the best activity. The best activity brings perfect happiness. The contemplative life is by far the happiest life. Aristotle explains that the good of anything is to perform its characteristic activity well."

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