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Since the branch of philosophy on which we are at present engaged differs from the others in not being a subject of merely intellectual interest — I mean we are not concerned to know what goodness essentially is, but how we are to become good men, for this alone gives the study its practical value — we must apply our minds to the solution of the problems of conduct.


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John Philoponus stands out for having attempted a fundamental critique of Aristotle's views on the eternity of the world movement and other elements of Aristotelian thought. The final cause is its purpose or that for the sake of which a thing exists or is done including both purposeful and instrumental actions and activities. Politics

In addition to his works on ethics which address the individual Aristotle addressed the city in his work titled Politics.

All aspects of Aristotle's philosophy continue to be the object of active academic study today. Aristotle (Greek: Ἀριστοτέλης [aristotélɛːs] Aristotélēs) (384 BC – 322 BC) was a Greek philosopher and polymath a student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects including physics metaphysics poetry theater music logic rhetoric linguistics politics government ethics biology and zoology.

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