Alfarabi and Aristotle: The Four Causes and The Fo

ur Stages of The Doctrine ofThe Intelligence Alfarabi and Aristotle: The Four Causes and The Four Stages of The Doctrine of The Intelligence Alfarabi was raised as a young boy in Baghdad. His early life was spent studying the art of linguistics, philosophy, and logic. His teachers were Syrian Christians experts in Greek philosophy. He […]

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The Life Of Aristotle

The Life of Aristotle When Plato died in 347 bc, Aristotle moved to Assos, a city in Asia Minor, where a friend of his, Hermias (died 345 bc), was ruler. There he counseled Hermias and married his niece and adopted daughter, Pythias. After Hermias was captured and executed by the Persians, Aristotle went to Pella, […]

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The Conclusion of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics

This paper deals with Aristotle’s argument on the identity between theoretical/contemplative activity and the highest human happiness, which Aristotle opposes to partial happiness derived from activities of ethical virtues. The author examines strengths and weaknesses of the Aristotelian view on the connection between contemplative life and happiness, offering the points of both agreement and disagreement […]

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Rhetoric by Aristotle

From the first and the second chapter of book one, Aristotle is talks of rhetoric as that aspect of finding in a situation all the possible means of persuasion. In the first chapter, Aristotle defines dialecture which he says is the counterpart of rhetoric since they are more or less the same. In talking about […]

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Aristotle’s Theory

Aristotle propounds his critical understanding of the notions of the good, happiness, virtue, and justice in the book entitled Nicomachean Ethics. With regard to the concept of ‘good’, he says that every art or enquiry is always directed towards achieving some good. However, he notes that ‘we cannot determine with precision what is ‘good’ (12). […]

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Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics

Happiness is the main life’s goal for each person. Nevertheless, states of happiness vary as much as the methods of achievement. Considering a certain aim as the life purpose, an individual use to examine it. A person questions oneself and analyzes ethical points of a certain methods of achievement. Aristotle sees all living things in […]

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Aristotle’s friendship

Aristotle addresses the topic of friendship in Book 8 and 9 of his Nicomachean Ethics. Aristotle makes the argument that friends can be regarded as second selves. Aristotle says that just as virtuous behavior improves an individual, friends have the potential to generate improvements upon each other’s lives. The main gist of Aristotle’s argument is […]

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Aristotle’s Critique of Plato

The arts are seen to play a positive role in the lives of many people. Across cultures, times, places, and class-divisions, people sing, dance, decorate, enact, represent, narrate, and express, in conventionalized ways, to audiences who enjoy and participate in these activities, and often care about them deeply. It seems natural, if not highly informative, […]

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Aristotle’s Approach to Human Desire

Ethics has been examined using numerous theoretical frameworks proposed by various historians. In this regard, Aristotle is among those historians who provided a unique perspective on the application of ethics in the contemporary human society. According to Aristotle, humans do not settle for everything on the basis that an alternative is available, because doing so […]

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Aristotle on Virtue Ethics

Virtue ethics primarily entails the description of the rightness or appropriateness of human action as derived from ethical theories. In the modern day world, these virtue ethical theories have been challenged on account of their failure to guide human action in given or predetermined circumstances. The criticism is that there is more focus towards the […]

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