Aristotle had developed certain ideals that he believed would promote the best state or “Polis”. How Does his ideals fit into our state of modern society?

Aristotle had developed certain ideals that he believed would promote the best state or “Polis”. How Does his ideals fit into our state of modern society?

Natalie Sapienza/Aparicio During the history of mankind, whether man knew it or not, human beings have always had some structure of a state. In another sense, human beings have always had an innate sense of “Polis” or city. Throughout the centuries, various forms of societies have developed and executed state structures in cultures around the … Continue reading

Would Aristotle’s view of happiness have changed if he went on a mission trip to Haiti?

Would Aristotle’s view of happiness have changed if he went on a mission trip to Haiti?

Taylor Teaster/Aparicio. Aristotle said “Happiness depends on ourselves.”[2] More than any thinker, he believed that happiness is the central purpose of human life and should be our end goal. He also said that happiness depends on the “cultivation of virtue”, though some of his virtues were different than what other people of that time considered to … Continue reading