Aristotle In One Take
Closing remarks to Ethics are the opening remarks to Politics. The better the character, the better the government.
Laws of Nature is a contradiction. Laws pertain to humans only.
Since substance is prior in nature to the relative, there are not objects of intellect before objects of sense.
Life, liberty, and the wisdom of Aristotle.
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.
There comes a time when out of a false good there arises a true evil.
Whenever we have knowledge and understand what any thing is we have also come to learn its contrary.
To the essence of the matter regarding nature, ethics, and politics, let us take Plato and his Academics to school once again, and again and again, because they are blameable for maligning and obfuscating the good life.
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.
Money comes from banks like milk comes from cartons.
If we say the function of humans is to be a certain kind of life, then their good turns out to be activity of soul in conformity with excellence but with regards to conformity we must add "in a complete life." For one swallow does not make a summer, nor does one day, and so one day or a small amount of time cannot make a person good and happy.
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"As for the Ideas, over which he upbraids Plato, Aristotle attacks them everywhere and introduces all the puzzles about them; in his ethical works, in his [First Philosophy], in his exoteric dialogues. To some he seemed more ambitious than philosophical...as though proposing to subvert Plato's philosophy; so far was Aristotle from following Plato." --Plutarch, Against Colotes