Aristotle

Historical Context

  • 384 BC, Macadonia, Greece
  • Tutor to Alexander the Great
  • Worked with Plato
  • Founded a school called Liciem

Ideas

  • What makes people happy?
    • Good and successful people have these virtues..
      • Courage
      • Temperance
      • Liberality
      • Magnificence
      • Magnanimity
      • Pride
      • Patience
      • Truthfulness
      • Wittiness
      • Friendliness
      • Modesty
    • Each virtue is at the 'golden mean'(middle) of two vices
  • What is art for?
    • Make profound truths of life stick in our minds
  • What are friends for?
    • For fun
    • Strategic
    • True friends
  • How can ideas cut thru in a busy world?
    • Created the art of Rhetoric.
      • Recognize, acknowledge and sooth people's fears
      • See the emotional side of the issue
      • Make it funny
      • Use example, illustrations to make it come alive
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