Short Essay Questions
1. What does Aristotle mean by saying that every art, inquiry, action, and choice aims at some good?
2. Explain what is meant by Aristotle in saying that youth should not be involved in the study or practice of politics.
3. What is the proper distinction Aristotle makes between things that are good in themselves and things that are good only in a derivative sense? Illustrate this distinction by means of an example.
4. From what difficulty, according to Aristotle, does the dispute concerning the nature of happiness, as the end of all actions, arise?
5. What are the conditions Aristotle gives for properly calling someone happy in Book I, Chapter 9, and why does he give these?
6. What is the tripartite distinction in the soul that Aristotle makes in Chapter 13 of the first book?
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