Philosophy

• In Nicomachean Ethics, Book 1, Chapter 7, Aristotle argues for an “outline of the good” (1098a20)—an account of what happiness is. Explain his argument, which runs from 1097b23–1098a19.

In addition to explaining the details of the argument, be sure to provide a sufficient amount of context and information from Nicomachean Ethics 1 so that a reader unfamiliar with this part of Aristotle’s philosophy could understand his argument just by reading your paper.

• Critically evaluate Aristotle’s argument. Is it a good argument? If not, develop an objection to it. If so, defend his argument against a potential objection, or do something else that contributes something original to Aristotle’s defense.

Formatting and Requirements

• Write 5–6 double-spaced pages with 1-inch margins in a standard 12-point font.

• Put your name after the body of your paper on the last page.

• You do not need to do any additional reading or research to complete this assignment. However, if you do use other sources, you must cite those sources. Failure to do this is plagiarism. The penalty for plagiarism is harsh.

• You do not need to include a Works Cited or Bibliography page. However, you should cite the readings from the course with either in text citations or footnotes. You should cite the numbers on the side of your Aristotle book.

(You can estimate the approximate line number, since the number after the “a” or “b” comes from the Greek text.) Do this whenever you make a substantive claim about something that Aristotle says or whenever you quote the text.

 

Last Updated on February 10, 2019 by EssayPro