Class Notes (811,321)
Canada (494,649)
York University (33,719)
POLS 2900 (130)

Nicomanchean Ethics.docx

1 Page
Unlock Document

York University
Political Science
POLS 2900
Adam Hilton

Aristotle Nicomanchean Ethics Book I  Every action is to seek some good towards some perspective  Political science is the science of “good of cities”  The theory of good  Happiness is the greatest good one can have  What is different from humans compared to plants and animals is humans rationality  When talking about happiness, one should consider ones entire life not just the moment of time  We can only consider one happy after death, when the life can be examined  However, a good person will always come out happy at the end of a “bad” situation  The irrational soul has two aspects: the vegetative aspect, which deals with nutrition and growth and has little connection to virtue; and the appetitive aspect, which governs our impulses  The rational part controls the impulse one has- higher rationality, more control over impulse Book 2  Two types of virtues: morality and intellectual  Ones learns intellectual virtue instructions; moral is taught by habit and constant practice  Virtue is taught by practice  courage cons
More Less

Related notes for POLS 2900

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.