In many ways, the works of Aristotle have influenced modern way sociological theories and paradigms. For example, Nicomachean ethics was an expression of civic relationships by Aristotle. In Nicomachean ethics, Aristotle defines ideal civic relationships and their dynamic. This paper will examine Aristotle's view of civic relationships and make comparisons the contemporary working places.
Aristotle defines three kinds of friendship, friendships for pleasure, utility and good virtue. In the friendship for utility, the focus of the friendship is based on self. The people who love for utility are motivated by some benefit they get from the other person. For example, marriages are meant to be mutually beneficiary. Friendship of pleasure is motivated by pleasurable feelings of each other's company. For example, drinking friends have this kind of relationship. Aristotle proposed that this is the best form of friendship because it results in true happiness. This paper will later show the definition of happiness according to Aristotle.
Regarding justice, Aristotle proposed that there are two types of justice, distributive and rectificatory justice. He proposed the distributive justice deals with the distribution of wealth. For example, a good and hardworking person is rewarded proportionately to his output. Rectifacatory justice on the other hand deals with the relationship between two people. It seeks to create balance by rectifying their differences. He also proposed that is was impossible for a person to suffer injustice voluntarily. He also proposed that though the law cover most cases, it does not always ensure justice in all cases, hence the value of settlement and creating equity.
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[...] Therefore, pleasure does not represent happiness because people have been known to derive pleasure from impure activities. Happiness is therefore proposes to be the most beautiful activity that realizes the full potential of human beings. Satisfied workers are able to produce to the best of their abilities. Though the initial ideas were intended for the political world, they have been incorporated into social elements in contemporary times. Aristotle also proceeded to show the value of education and culture in creating happiness. Aristotle proposed that extreme emotions illicit intense reactions from people. [...]
[...] In Nicomachean ethics, Aristotle defines ideal civic relationships and their dynamic. This paper will examine Aristotle's view of civic relationships and make comparisons the contemporary working places. Aristotle defines three kinds of friendship, friendships for pleasure, utility and good virtue. In the friendship for utility, the focus of the friendship is based on self. The people who love for utility are motivated by some benefit they get from the other person. For example, marriages are meant to be mutually beneficiary. [...]
[...] Of virtue, he proposed that there are two kinds, the moral virtues and educational virtues. Moral virtues direct individuals to behave in a correct manner while intellectual virtues enable a person to reason correctly. He considers just behavior virtuous, and the opposite is true. Aristotle also examined the issue of deliberation. According to him, people do not deliberate about things that they cannot control. They deliberate on things that they perceive as possible in their minds. People only deliberate about events that have no clear outcome. [...]
[...] Specifically, the actions of the military are directed at victory in war while the function of doctors is to reduce human suffering. In addition, artists strive to create beautiful pieces that inspire other people. Aristotle also addressed the question of maximizing human happiness. People have wondered for a long time the purpose of their happiness. Pleasurable activities or upholding honor is viewed as creating happiness by many people. However, Aristotle rejects the view that honor, pleasure and honor are ends in themselves. [...]
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