A Work Derived from Various Translations of the Nicomachean Ethics
What this work is and how it is a third order derivative.
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There is nothing we do for no reason.
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We are all trying to get at "the good" of life.
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What is fine and just?
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Happiness is "the good" we are all trying to get.
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What people think makes for happiness.
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Our debate with Plato and his followers.
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What are humans for?
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What we say about happiness versus what common opinion says.
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What a person needs in order to be happy.
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How to tell whether someone has a good life before it is over.
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A life well-lived will always keep for the dead who lived it.
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A life well-lived is something we should bow to.
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What the soul is made up out of.
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Since we are not born already with virtue, we can and should work to get it.
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Whether we get and keep virtue is based on what we do.
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To have virtue is to feel good about doing what is right; the opposite is vice.
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To have success in what you do, make virtue in your soul.
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Virtue is a kind of wit.
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How virtue is found in the mean, which is the right way.
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Of the two vices, one of them is worse.
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To become virtuous: figure out which vice you have, and lean away from it.
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When we do things we do not want to.
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What choice is and how it matters.
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What it is to deliberate, and how that differs from choice.
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We wish for things we think that we want.
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We will have virtue if that really is what we want.
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In what we may see true courage to be shown.
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Courage is rightness in how a person handles fear and confidence.
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The truly courageous will choose to face danger for what is noble.
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In order to understand courage, we must understand how it relates to pleasure and pain.
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Which pleasures temperance and self-indulgence relate to.
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How appetite relates to temperance and self-indulgence.
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The difference between self-indulgence and cowardice, as far as choice goes.
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Liberality, prodigality, and meanness are about the giving and taking of wealth.
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What it means to be magnificent, and extravagant, and parsimonious.
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Greatness of soul means knowing you can do great things, and stepping up, and doing them.
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As magnificence is to liberality, so likewise is magnanimity to proper pride.
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Good temper is about handling anger in the right way.
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What we have to say versus what people want to hear.
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Telling the truth about oneself is a virtue.
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We should take part in the back-and-forth of social intercourse in a way that is good and appropriate.
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Shame is not a virtue.
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Justice is actions done for the good of one's fellow human beings.
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The injustices that involve taking from fellow human beings are the worst.
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How to split things fairly, using geometrical proportion.
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The kind of justice that deals with gain and loss between people.
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Justice is more than simple reciprocity.
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What justice exists between people depends on the relation between them.
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What natural and conventional justice are.
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Doing something that is just versus acting with the virtue of justice.
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The question of whether or not it is possible to voluntarily suffer an injustice.
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How equity and justice are the same and different.
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Whether it is possible for a person to treat themselves unjustly or not.
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Moral virtue, by itself, is not enough to hit the mark.
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What makes us choose, and choose well.
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What is scientific knowledge, and what it means for a person to have scientific knowledge.
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That art is about making, and how that is different from acting.
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Practical wisdom is wisdom that begets action.
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By intuition we get the first principles, on which everything else is based.
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What philosophic wisdom is.