Aristotle: Greek Thought Descriptive Essay by Nicky

A descriptive essay on the basic thoughts and philosophies of Aristotle.
# 150847 | 2,077 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2012 | US
Published on Apr 29, 2012 in Philosophy (Ancient Greek)

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This paper describes the basic tenets of Aristotle's thought. Looking largely at the Renaissance notion of thought, this essay explores Aristotle's breadth of exploration and studies. A large portion of the essay is a discussion on his concepts of happiness or friendship. Another subject the writer explores is Aristotle's discussion on justice. In the end, the writer argues that Aristotle's system of ethical thoughts is useful to the individual.

From the Paper:

"From this perspective, one of the most interesting areas where Aristotle's concepts of happiness or friendship can be discussed and applied is today's working environment, the simple space of the office where so many forces interact and where relationships are created because of so many different reasons, including political and social factors, as well as economical ones. From that basis, analyzing the way how Aristotle's ideas in happiness, justice and friendship would translate and apply to the workspace seems to be the best way to analyze these into practice.
"This paper will aim at considering a certain situation at work and will debate the ethical issue created through the Aristotelian perspective, while using the first part of the paper as a descriptive instrument in which his main ideas on happiness, justice and friendship will be analyzed.
"Aristotle's debate on happiness and his attempt to define and analyze happiness starts, first of all, with showing and debating what happiness is not rather than what it is or could be. The approach is quite simple from his perspective: eliminating some of the characteristics of happiness and clearly showing and emphasizing what happiness cannot be will either eventually leave only those characteristics that are definitely true or will simply help in the overall approach to discover what happiness is."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Nicomachean Ethics, trans. T.H. Irwin, Introduction. Hackett Publishing Company (Indianapolis: 1999).
  • Ziniewicz, Gordon L. ARISTOTLE: NICOMACHEAN ETHICS. 1996. On the Internet at Last retrieved on October 5, 2009
  • Smith Pangle, Lorraine. Aristotle and the Philosophy of Friendship. Cambridge University Press 2002.

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