Aritotle's Ethics what is the notion of Ethics by Aristotle?

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Aristotle's Ethics is focused on having excellent and well-chosen habits. His ethics is a study of how people should live in order to obtain happiness. One of his beliefs was that everything humans do is aimed at some good. Other points of his include moral virtue, justice, and the highest good.

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People should consider their actions ethically in terms of who is impacted. Is the action going to interfere with another person? Will it affect his or her freedom or happiness? One person can not gain happiness ethically at the expense of another person.
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Like many great thinkers in the western tradition, Aristotle valued reason and believed that a good life meant, in part, to live in accordance with reason. It was reason that separated humans from animals, and therefore to be a good human being meant, to a great degree, being reasonable and rational.

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Aristotle wrote three treatises on this subject so it is a little hard to boil it down to a post of this length...

The basic idea is that the highest human good is "happiness."  Happiness comes about when we fulfill our basic nature as human beings.  What makes us human is our ability to use reason.  Therefore, we fulfill our nature by using reason.  What we are supposed to do, then, is to life a life that allows us use our reason.  In general, this means that we should do everything in moderation -- we should not do anything too little or too much.

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