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.

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.

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.

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

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Particulars do, ideas do not. Ideas are the opposite of doing and the opposite of to do is counterfeit.

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.

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