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Aristotle was one of the most significant philosophers of all time His ideas are unique and his arguments make sense Reading Aristotles arguments makes the reader think about their own belief and wonder if Aristotles beliefs could be true Many people have loved Aristotle and believed in everything that he had to stay Others could argue with everything he has said One thing that is sure is that he has a major impact on our beliefs and philosophies In The Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle tries to prove that there is an end in life He insists that life must have an end because everything else in the world has an end By end he means a goal or final destination What is the purpose of life What are we striving for He believes that happiness is this end and most people say that happiness includes pleasure p183 Some pleasures are good however some pleasures are bad So if pleasures are bad then they can not be our goal Aristotle questions bad pleasures Would someone knowingly indulge in a bad pleasure And how does this happen People have different views about pleasure Some believe that no pleasure is good p 184 There are many reasons to back this statement up Some of the reasons are pleasures have different processes and these processes are different from the end a temperate man avoids pleasure p 184 children can pursue pleasures and other reasons Other people believe that some pleasures are good but most are bad p 184 because some pleasures are from reproach and because some pleasures are harmful Aristotles view is that even if all pleasures are good yet the best thing in the world cannot be pleasure p 184 He believes this because pleasure is a process therefore it can not be an end The explanation of why a person would knowingly indulge in a bad pleasure is found through appetites Some appetites are among
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