Essay on Aristotle

King Lear: Monstrous Mimesis

In the opening statements of his essay “King Lear: Monstrous Mimesis”, Lawrence Psyche challenges us to rid ourselves of our simplistic expectations of a story devoted to a tail of “Filial devotion”. He asks of us that we see the characters past their transparent descriptions, and look for a deeper understanding as to why Is […]

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Aristotle’s Defense of Poetry Against Plato

Aysun BARUT 31. 10. 11 2008210003 TKL301/ TAKE-HOME EXAMINATION ARISTOTLEā€™S DEFENSE OF POETRY AGAINST PLATO IN THE LIGHT OF LITERARY CRITICISM As literary critics, Plato and Aristotle have different opinions on poetry and also itā€™s social effects. Platoā€™s Republic is a work which is not directly about literature; but his comments on poetry determine his […]

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Closing the Baldwin Hospital

The case “Closing the Baldwin Hospital” tells a story of the government attempting to close down a hospital supposedly to balance the budget. The story may sound like a simple tale but it is one in which many issues can be further analyzed in detail. These issues include the roles of the active media, the […]

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Compare Aristotle and Locke on private property

John Locke and Aristotle agree that the issue of private property is one of numerous intricacies. However, the philosophers draw dissimilar conclusions on how the earth’s land should be divided amongst people. While John Locke believed in a more individualistic approach to property ownership, Aristotle believed more firmly in a communal approach. Moreover, the two […]

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How does Machiavelli’s idea of ‘virtu’ compare with Aristotle’s idea

“Man is a political animal”1. This, indeed, is true because in the modern world we live in, every single person is a part of a society. A society is a political object, so from this results the idea of a man being dependant upon political acts. All men are special and unique members of the […]

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Aristotleā€™s Idea of Telos

Aristotleā€™s Idea of Telos The definition of telos is Aristotleā€™s final cause: the goal or purpose of a thing, its function or potential. The final cause is the most important ā€œcauseā€ in Aristotleā€™s point of view. In his teleological point of view, he states that everything is always changing and moving, and has an aim, […]

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Aristotle’s State Theory

Aristotleā€™s claim that the state is the highest, most developed form of social organisation is at the centre of one of his major works, ā€˜The Politicsā€™ . His theory focuses mainly on the state as a natural progression, and draws upon two central themes; ā€˜the good lifeā€™ and human beings as ā€˜political animalsā€™ . Whilst […]

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The Prime Mover

The final cause of a natural object – a plant or an animal – is not a purpose, plan, or ā€˜intention.ā€™ Rather, it is whatever lies at the end of the regular series of developmental changes that typical specimens of a given species undergo. The final cause need not be a purpose that someone has […]

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Compare, Contrast, and Evaluate Plato and Aristotle on human Well-being

Plato’s ethics concerning well-being arise from the end of the discussion on justice where Thrasymachus articulates that justice is in fact merely a social contract whereby people agree not to inflict harm on others in return for not being harmed. Out of this rises the question well if this is all justice is, if it […]

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Aristotle’s Six Elements of Drama

Use the six elements to analyze any play you read. Plot. We will consider whether plays are episodic, climactic, and cyclical, what makes it so. A. What is the point of attack? Character. We are considering stock, archetypal or complex characters Thought. Please identify the value system that infuses the play. Diction. Is the language […]

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Comparison Between Aristotle and Plato on Mimesis

iA comparison between Aristotle and Plato on mimesis 1. Introduction Mimesis, as a controversial concept starting from the 15th century, is among the oldest terms in literature and artistic theory, and is certainly among the most fundamental. Developing centuries, the concept of mimesis has been explored and reinterpreted by scholars in various academic fields. The […]

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The Perils of Texting

CASE # 1 THE PERILS OF TEXTING 1. Which of the five moral dimensions on the information system identified in this text is involved in this case? In my opinion in this case we can see many things involved, one of them is the Information rights and obligations, because it is true that the people […]

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Aristotle’s Rhetoric Theory

Rhetorical Theory centered on the 4th Century BC writings of Aristotle. Aristotleā€™s Rhetoric was the seminal work which was later revised by others including Kenneth Burke (dramatism) and Toulmin (argument model). George A. Kennedy (2004) wrote the most respected, authoritative and explanatory translation of Aristotleā€™s Rhetoric but an older translation by W. Rhys Roberts (1954) […]

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State Imposed Morality of Aristotle and Machiavelli

Morality has been a subject of great importance from past to present, and the concept of what is moral and what is not depends on one’s own culture, tradition, and beliefs, and may also vary from one individual to another, even when they have the same culture, tradition, philosophy or religion. The philosopher Aristotle have […]

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Plato vs Aristotle

Political Philosophy is the study of fundamental questions about the state, government, politics, liberty, justice, property, rights, law and the enforcement of a legal code by authority in a given system: What they are? Why (or even if) they are needed? What makes a government legitimate? What rights and freedoms it should protect and why? […]

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Aristotle V Sartre

Does human nature really exist? Is there such thing as life purpose? And how is happiness achieved? These are some of the question that has been puzzling philosophers since the beginning of time. In this essay I am going to explain how the Greek philosopher Aristotle and the more contemporary French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre related […]

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Application of Aristotleā€™s Nicomachean Ethics to the Enron Tragedy

The Enron top executives Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling have a perverted sense of the function of a person and what brings happiness. According to their speeches to their employees; direct instructions to traders and conversation among the executives what is the most important is money. They violated all the ethical principles in order to […]

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Price Rise in Nepal

Price rise is the bane of modern world. Price of essential commodities go on rising every day despite the professed and genuine efforts of the government. The main reason of rising the price as the sky rocket is the im-maturity of the government plan and the unabated raise on the population at the alarming rate. […]

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Plato Aristotle Comparison

Justice is the topic which has been the main subject of most philosophers; a quick definition for justice could be the quality of being fair and reasonable. A lot of philosophers have written on this subject and have had debates. Two of the most significant ones are Plato and Aristotle, who are two leading figures […]

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