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A History of Western Philosophy - Book 1: Chapter 20, Aristotle's Ethics Summary & Analysis

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Book 1: Chapter 20, Aristotle's Ethics Summary and Analysis

Aristotle dealt with three treaties on ethics. Two of these were to belong to his disciples while the most unquestioned remained the "Nicomachean Ethics", also regarded as incorporated from the work of a disciple.

His ethics incorporate the manner of conduct, where good is defined as happiness while being in agreement with Plato on the two parts of the soul, such as rational and irrational involving the vegetative and the appetitive side that may also be rational if approved by reason. The corresponding virtues to these parts were intellectual developed through teaching, and moral based on habit. In this way good habits would lead to good actions.

Virtues were means between extremes that were vices, where courage would involve a mean between cowardice and rashness while modesty between bashfulness and shamelessness. His view of justice...

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