Like I did with Plato in the “Republic”, in this essay I am going to talk about the moral theory of Aristotle in the Nichomachean Ethics. At the age of eighteen Aristotle enrolled in Plato’s Academy an Athens as a student in philosophy. Plato taught Aristotle everything about philosophy. Aristotle learned so well from his master than he become a better teacher himself. So after the death of Plato his Master, he opened his own School the Lyceum.Aristotle took Plato’s theory and applied them to the world with. Therefore the student (Aristotle) disagreed on certain aspects of his Master Plato’s theories.
Aristotle work contains Biology, Geology, and Botanic. He has a zoo in his Academy where he had a very large collection animal specimens and he very interested in all variation of frog. Nichomachean Ethics is Aristotle own hand notes for courses that he delivered at Lyceum Academy.
The nature of Aristotle virtues.
For Aristotle virtues is quote ” a having” ,A holding”, “ a being in certain condition “, something so deeply ingrained in a person by constant habit that he will almost automatically make the morally right choices on every occasion, rejecting at the same time and equally automatically all the alternative as wrong” see note xxIii24
To have virtue according to Aristotle, you have to know what the characteristics of virtues are. However for Aristotle they are two kinds of virtue.
First, we have the intellectual virtue or excellence. Which are acquiring through education and into a classroom. Through the intellectual virtue we learn practical wisdom which teaches a man how to manage and well handle his household. Also through Intellectual Knowledge we study scientific knowledge in which we try to understand the universal concepts. And the philosophical knowledge is the study of God and the highest knowledge of Eternal truth according to Aristotle.
The second kinds are: moral virtues, which are acquired...