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Ethics, Aristotle And The Fundamentals Of Western Philosophy

J Michael Brown

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Aristotle (384 BC - 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher and a student of Plato. He was also a mentor to Alexander the Great. He wrote about diverse subjects, which include:

* Fundamental Physics,
* Logic,
* Metaphysics,
* Politics science,
* Fundamental Rhetorics (persuasion),
* Poetry (including theater),
* Ethics,
* Fundamental Government,
* Zoology,
* Biological science.

Aristotle was among some of the most influential ancient Greek philosophers, including Socrates and Plato. They transformed Greek philosophy (before the advent of Socrates) into the fundamentals of Western philosophy, as we know it today.

Plato and Aristotle are credited, by many researchers, with founding two of the most significant schools of ancient Greek philosophical science. Others consider the school of thought, which has been credited to Aristotle, to be the established concretization and expansion of Plato's insights.

All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire. Aristotle

Aristotle thought ethics was a practical science subject. In other words, he believed you must master your life by taking action rather than only talking about doing something. In addition, Aristotle felt that ethical knowledge was not irrefutable knowledge (like the subject of mathematics and the subject of physics) but rather it is information that the general population brings into play. He wrote Nichomachean Ethics, in which he delineated what is usually called virtue ethics, in addition to several dissertations on the subject of ethics.

Aristotle philosophized that virtue relates to the proper purpose of an entity. He rationalized that your eye is only an effective eye as long as it can see; because the main, irrefutable purpose of an eye is for sight.

He rationalized that mankind is like the eye in that we must have a purpose, which is uncommon to anything else in the universe. That purpose, he intellectualized, must be activity of the soul just like the eye is for vision.

Aristotle identified the optimum activity of the soul as eudemonia, which is a feeling of well-being or happiness. Eudemonia is joy and happiness, which permeates your existence with a good life. Happiness depends upon ourselves. Aristotle But he did more than simply intellectualize the theory. He created a methodology and instructed how you can create a good life for yourself.

Aristotle's wisdom is really quite simple. You must avoid excesses and live a balanced life. Balance, he taught, differs among various people who are in different situations in which they find themselves.

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting a particular way. . . you become just by performing just actions, temperate by performing temperate actions, brave by performing brave actions. Aristotle
Concisely stated, among various people and situations there exists as a golden mean, which relates to two vices - one downfall is excess and the other is poverty. There is a way you can prevent yourself from falling into the pitfall of vices, which Aristotle mentioned.

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Hill wrote a letter to Charles Haanel in 1919, which thanked him for The Master Key System. Hill stated, “My present success and the success which has followed my work as President of the Napoleon Hill Institute is due largely to the principles laid down in The Master-Key System. "

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