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Aristotle Essay

362 words - 2 pages

Crystal Lancaster
Philosophy 105
Martha Stillman
Aristotle(384-322 B.C.E.) Was one of the greatest thinkers of all time? He was the teacher of Alexander the Great and a student of Plato. Aristotle was also one of the most important figures in Western Philosophy. His writings were some of the first to incorporate ethics, logic, science, and metaphysics. His influences on ...view middle of the document...

He suggests that man is a natural unmoral being. He backs this up by saying that man is born without knowledge. Morality comes from knowledge so man has to acquire this. He suggests that the choices we make after birth determine whether we are immoral or moral. He believed that each man has a unique nature. Aristotle seems to be pretty attacking in his account of human nature since he sees man as totally dependent on others else he is to be useless. I have always found Aristotle to be very intriguing. I can remember reading about Aristotle in high school and it immediately captured my attention. He has many different views on many different things. I agree that we are all born without knowledge. It is through life experiences and obtaining our educations that we gain this knowledge of life. As for a practical example of one of Aristotle’s ideas I chose to write of his ideas on human nature because I somewhat agree with his thoughts. I can see through using logic that his views seem to be accurate. We are all apt to make morally wrong decisions even when we have obtained knowledge. It is up to us as to the decisions we make in our lives and we control the outcome of our lives. I am a firm believer that you and only you can make your life out to be great.

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