Do you agree or disagree with Aristotle's ethics, and why? Use your own personal experience and opinion to provide an answer and an argument.

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There are several potential areas where a student could agree or disagree with Aristotle's ethical recommendations. As personal experiences vary from individual to individual, this answer will focus on general principles.

One area many people find problematic in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics is the treatment of gender. Some of the...

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There are several potential areas where a student could agree or disagree with Aristotle's ethical recommendations. As personal experiences vary from individual to individual, this answer will focus on general principles.

One area many people find problematic in Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics is the treatment of gender. Some of the theories about gender are based on thoroughly obsolete notions of biology, such as his belief that sperm alone contains a tiny infant and the mother merely serves as an incubator. Aristotle's notions of gender roles and gender differences are ones many modern thinkers find objectionable.

Next, Aristotle had notions of race and ethnicity many find objectionable. He believed that certain races, such as northern Europeans, were naturally inferior and slavish. Aristotle's support of slavery is particularly problematic.

Aristotle's notion that adequate amounts of money and physical comfort are part of well-being is one which is debated with various modern thinkers supporting both sides of the debate. His distinction between transitory pleasure and well-being or happiness (eudaimonia) is one generally accepted by modern critics.

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