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Notes on Nicomachean Ethics Book VII, VIII, and XI by Aristotle

Book VII Self-restraint Unrestrained person doesn’t make choice, acting without choosing (Anger doesn’t have object) Deficiency——————————-Excess Moderation———————-Dissipation Restrained (enduring pull of desires) Unrestrained (softness)–without thinking; ignorance of the facts; unable to think clearly; desire: Incontinent with qualification–victory, honor, wealth Incontinent … Continue reading

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Notes on Nicomachean Ethics Book V & VI, by Aristotle

Book V Just man acts justly. Knowledge could be used either good or evil. Unjust: unlawful & inequitable (claim more) Just: lawful & equitable Justice is whole of virtue; is completed virtue—treating others well Justice indicates two different things: complete … Continue reading

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Notes on Nicomachean Ethics Book III & IV, by Aristotle

Wishing for certain ends–deliberating about the means–choosing a means to the end–acting willing as a result–over time–habits form–habits shape our character. Virtues: Courage–Fear & pain                               … Continue reading

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Notes on Nicomachean Ethics Book I, by Aristotle

“Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and pursuit, is thought to aim at some good” (Aristotle). “The object of politics–the final end; the highest good–ordains which of the sciences should be studied in a state, and which … Continue reading

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Notes on Nicomachean Ethics Book III, by Aristotle

I. Willingness There are two different kinds of actions–willingness and violated willingness. Actions, which are caused by willingness, are those actions we want. Here, I would like to talk more about actions that violated willingness. The actions, which violated willingness … Continue reading

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