Welcome you ask questions we provide answers a great resource to check before you ask a question is the stanford encyclopedia of philosophy check our list of frequently asked questions to see if your question has already been answered. Aristotle was the most practical and business-oriented of all philosophers who asked ethical questions you may stop at the idea that a person who's been dead for nearly 2,400 years has anything practical to say about modern organizations. Aristotle first used the term ethics to name a field of study developed by his predecessors socrates and platophilosophical ethics is the attempt to offer a rational response to the question of how humans should best live. First, his work is a testament to the belief that our thinking and practice as educators must be infused with a clear philosophy of life there has to be a deep concern for the ethical and political we have continually to ask what makes for human flourishing.
Ethical philosophy to provide a conceptual basis for the articula- tion of its own ethical doctrines, but aristotle's concepts are com- ing up less and less frequently in contemporary ethical debates. Aristotle's emphasis on good reasoning combined with his belief in the scientific method forms the backdrop for most of his work for example, in his work in ethics and politics, aristotle identifies the highest good with intellectual virtue that is, a moral person is one who cultivates certain virtues based on reasoning. The nicomachean ethics, aristotle's most important study of personal morality and the ends of human life, has for many centuries been a widely-read and influential book though written more than 2,000 years ago, it offers the modern reader many valuable insights into human needs and conduct among.
Aristotle: ethics standard interpretations of aristotle's nichomachean ethics usually maintain that aristotle (384-322 bce) emphasizes the role of habit in conduct it is commonly thought that virtues, according to aristotle, are habits and that the good life is a life of mindless routine. Through his interactions with his fellow citizens and the city of athens, and his influence on his students, (most notably aristotle and plato) the legacy of his thought has formed the basis for much of modern philosophy, science, ethics, social theory and other fields. Aristotle wrote an estimated 200 works, most in the form of notes and manuscript drafts touching on reasoning, rhetoric, politics, ethics, science and psychology they consist of dialogues.
Aristotle's psychology, as would be expected, was intertwined with his philosophy of the mind, reasoning and nicomachean ethics, but the psychological method started with his brilliant mind and empirical approach. Print pdf aristotle, natural law, and the founders michael pakaluk, catholic university of america aristotle did affirm the existence of a law of nature, but he was admired by and influenced the american founders more for his related views on republican government and the rule of law. Chris surprenant (university of new orleans) discusses the account of human well-being and the good life presented by aristotle in the nicomachean ethics and politics. The virtues aristotle lists in the nichomachean ethics are derived from this, as are the virtues that plato focuses on in many of his dialogues (but most famously, the republic) foremost for both were wisdom, courage, moderation, and justice, though aristotle meant much further in delimiting them.
The greek philosopher aristotle (384-322 bc) made significant and lasting contributions to nearly every aspect of human knowledge, from logic to biology to ethics and aesthetics. 1 preliminaries aristotle wrote two ethical treatises: the nicomachean ethics and the eudemian ethicshe does not himself use either of these titles, although in the politics (1295a36) he refers back to one of them—probably the eudemian ethics—as ta êthika—his writings about character.
Aristotle's ethics is a common sense ethics built on naturalism and self-realization of all the classical theories considered here, his is the farthest from an ethics of self-interest. Aristotle is one of the greatest thinkers in the history of western science and philosophy, making contributions to logic, metaphysics, mathematics, physics, biology, botany, ethics, politics, agriculture, medicine, dance and theatre.
Aristotle was an ancient greek philosopher who contributed the foundation of both symbolic logic and scientific thinking to western philosophy he also made advances in the branch of philosophy known as metaphysics, moving away from the idealism of his mentor plato to a more empirical and less. Aristotle's ethics and politics remain two of his most relevant works it has been said that the ethics is still the best springboard for the consideration of ethical problems and dilemmas while aristotle's answers are objectionable to many, the questions he presents are as pertinent to modern times as they ever were.