Aristotle In One Take

None of the attributes of happiness is incomplete, and as 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. Thus it is not only to seize the day. We plan to seize them all.

We could only believe that banks are printing money if we could believe also that they can print work. There must be an activity, work, before there can be a representation of that activity, demand.

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.

If this science is innate as Plato claims, isn't it wonderful that we are all unaware of our possession of the greatest of sciences? How can we know an object of sense without having the sense in question?

What The Forms?

Money comes from banks like milk comes from cartons.

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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Aristotle's Politics is the origin of how to form a Perfect Union, Ethics is the origin of The Pursuit of Happiness, and First Philosophy is the origin of the First Principle of All. Each of these demonstrates how Plato is wrong on politics, ethics, and nature.

"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 [metaphysics], in his exoteric dialogues: to some he seemed more ambitious than philosophical [about] these doctrines, as though proposing to subvert Plato's philosophy; so far was Aristotle from following Plato." - Plutarch