AMU Practical knowledge and theoretical knowledge and Moral Relativism

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For this assignment, you will compose a well-written and thoughtful short-essay of 500-750 words in length (2-3 pages). Select and answer one of the four questions provided.

You are not writing a "five paragraph essay," but a college level paper. The introduction should clearly state what you will address in the paper and in what order.
Example:"There has been much debate about moral relativity in the last decade and I would like to continue that discussion here. After providing a scholarly definition of moral relativity, I will argue that even though moral relativity has some merit, it is still possible to hold some actions as objectively wrong. Specifically, willful murder and rape, at least conceptually, are held with enough universal disdain that they can be seen as objectively wrong regardless personal opinions."

Then for this paper, the next paragraph would contain the definition of moral relativity followed by some scholarly objections to the theory. These objections will segue into another paragraph justifying one holding that some actions are or should be seen as objectively wrong. Then the paper will transition into a paragraph or two on how willful murder and rape, as concepts, are seen as wrong by enough societies that they can be seen as objectively wrong.

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Clarify as much as possible Aristotle’s distinction between practical knowledge and theoretical knowledge. Argue for or against his view that the good or happiness comes from leading a contemplative life. [Be sure you understand the distinction

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Aristotle Distinction between Practical Knowledge and Theoretical Knowledge
In the in the Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle splits the intellectual virtues to the practical
knowledge and theoretical knowledge on the base of whether they are apprehensive with what be
otherwise, what cannot, or what can (Saugstad &Tone 373-390),. Starting with the second first,
theoretical wisdom focuses on the truth and is mainly apprehensive with knowledge of the first
ideologies. Aristotle belies that this sort of theoretical knowledge is essential and eternal. For that
reason, these are basically the things that cannot change or be otherwise to what they are.
Discovering knowledge regarding things that remain constant on their living mode (that do not
change) is by large the major concern of the Nicomachean Ethics. To confer a brief general idea,
these entail that humanity ought to search for eudaimonia (happiness), that moral virtue is a
disposition to select the mean, and that every emotion can be experienced, too much, too little, or
is merely the right amount.
On the other hand, phronesis or practical knowledge is too focused on the truth.
However, this is basically the truth in the service of an act. It is fretful with whatever that can be
otherwise, with things that can adjust. According to Saugstad &Tone (373-390), Aristotle is
focused on things that alter and relate to the manner that humans live their lives amid other
humans in his psychoanalysis of practical knowledge. Aristotle's analogy for Theoretical and
practical knowledge is that, Theoretical knowledge objects that are unchangeab...

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