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My Term Paper In Ancient Philosophy

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ARISTOTLE’S PRUDENCE IN UPHOLDING THE VANISHING FILIPINO VALUE; DELICADEZA

A Termpaper Presented to Dr. Rodrigo Abenes,PH.D

Rogationist Seminary College-Manila

In Partial Fulfillment
of the Requirements for the Course
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy

Submitted by:

Sem. Joseph Jeric C. Umangga

ARISTOTLE’S PRUDENCE IN UPHOLDING THE VANISHING FILIPINO VALUE; DELICADEZA

I. INTRODUCTION

Ancestors during their times are known for being disciplined and decent citizens.[1]Ancient law makers had filled the Philippines through instituting laws, rules and regulations to provide the citizens a peaceful and orderly way of life. ...view middle of the document...

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In this present age, the Philippines is filled with so many improper things that need to be undertaken properly. Currently, Filipino Lives were conquered by unethical actions and this greatly affects the way of governance and lifestyle of the countrymen. Through these existing attitudes, one may observe that the ‘Delicadeza’ value flows towards vanishing and eliminating in the character of every Filipino. The meaning of the word is changing. One concrete example of these is being abusive of his/her freedom such as caught doing other things around where everything is permitted as long as no one can catch.[4] Many of those who are seated in a public service today are opportunists such as those having suspicious connections with big illegal businesses and paid law firms.[5] One reason why corruption scattered in the country is because the meaning of Delicadeza has greatly changed.[6]

III. ARISTOTLE’S LIFE [7]

Aristotle was born in 384 B.C in Stagira, a small town in Thrace, Greece. His father Nichomachus was a famous doctor who served as a personal physician to king Amyntas III, the grandfather of Alexander the Great. Nicomachus played a very important role in Aristotle’s early intellectual development encouraging his interest in biology and other natural sciences. Aristotle, after the death of his parents, enrolled at Plato’s Academy in Athens, Greece at the age of 17. He remained there for 20 years that he even taught rhetoric to support himself. Aristotle became one of the most outstanding students at the Academy that even his teacher, Plato, nicknamed him as “ the mind” and the “the reader.”

When Plato died in 348 B.C, Plato’s nephew Speusippus became the head of the Academy. Since Aristotle has no personal loyalty to Speusippus and disagreeing with him because of his tendency to ‘turn philosophy into mathematics,’ he decided to depart from Athens together with some other students of the Academy. Aristotle and company went to Atarneus, a small town on a western coast of Asia Minor which was governed by Hermias, a former student at the Academy and close friend of Aristotle. Aristotle then married Hermias’ niece, Phytias. Actually, Aristotle widowed once but married twicw. From his first wife, he had a daughter also named Phytias. From his second wife,he had a son and named him Nicomachus in remembrance of his father. That is why his Nicomachean Ethics is dedicated to his father and son.[8]

Aristotle, when he was still living in Assus, established his own school on a land given to him by Hermias near the site of Troy. However, when Hermias was tortured, it was no longer safe for Aristotle to stay in Assus. So he took his family to Mytilene on the island of Lesbos, the home of his student and a close friend, Theophrastus. In this place, he spent three years collecting date for his studies in biology.

In 343 B.C, King Philip II of Macedonia, the son of Amyntas III, invited Aristotle to act as a tutor to...

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