Aristotle In One Take

00:02:30 FIRST PHILOSOPHY
00:22:22 EUDEMIAN ETHICS
00:51:15 NICOMACHEAN ETHICS
01:40:35 POLITICS

It is right that philosophy should be called knowledge of the truth. For the end of theoretical knowledge is truth, philosophic wisdom, just at the end of practical knowledge is action, practical wisdom.

Education and excellence have superior claims, not the indoctrination and corruption that the Academics have established.

When some possess much and others nothing there may arise a pure oligarchy or an extreme democracy and a tyranny can grow out of either.

What if office brought no profit? Only then could Freedom and Excellence be combined. (No profit at all, from the position, or from being involved with those who hold position.)

There comes a time when out of a false good there arises a true evil.

00:02:01 EUDEMIAN ETHICS
00:28:30 NICOMACHEAN ETHICS
01:17:11 POLITICS
01:53:10 FIRST PHILOSOPHY

To the essence of all matters regarding nature, ethics, and politics.

The nature of a state is not absolute unity but of a plurality constituted of differing elements so that the character of oligarchy creates oligarchy, the character of democracy creates democracy, and, as always, the better the character the better the government.

Whenever we have knowledge and understand what any thing is we have also come to learn its contrary.

Happiness requires choice and choice begets action. Therefore, Happiness is an offspring of freedom. Unity requires compulsion and compulsion begets inaction. Therefore, Unity is an absence of freedom.

The Constitution for the people is a list of instructions that when followed yields a constitution of the people.

It clearly is best that property should be private as opposed to a thing of the public, a Republic, as Plato claims, where all property is common. This error of Socrates which he repeats must be attributed to the false supposition from which it begins; that it is best for the state to be as strongly unified as possible and so he claims it is the responsibility of the legislators to make the entire state happy.

What The Forms?

Money comes from banks like milk comes from cartons.

00:02:33 EUDEMIAN ETHICS
00:27:25 NICOMACHEAN ETHICS
01:14:40 POLITICS
01:47:57 FIRST PHILOSOPHY

Plato's decree that Ideas cause things is the counterfeiting of universals.The academics steal the representation of particulars and misrepresent them as ideas.

Money, by its principle (for that for the sake of which it is), is the re-presentation of work. It later becomes administered by law and it is in our power to change it and make it useless. A bad law can ruin any activity.

The principles of eternal things must be always most true. For they are not merely sometimes true nor is there any cause of their being but they themselves are the causes of the being of other things.

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