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Book I

Book II

Book III, Chapters 1–8

Book III, Chapters 9–18

Book IV, Chapters 1–10

Book IV, Chapters 11–16

Book V, Chapters 1–7

Book V, Chapters 8–12

Book VI

Book VII, Chapters 1–12

Book VII, Chapters 13–17


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The Mere Acquisition of Coin

by readingthegreat, July 25, 2013

Early in book one, Aristotle states, “for mankind always act in order to obtain that which they think good.” The wording of “they think” in his statement implies that humankind seeks “good” based on their subjective definition of the term. If humankind seeks what they think is good, it naturally falls that individuals will seek what they believe to be good for themselves, which then seems to lead naturally to the accumulation of coin because of its ability to bring material comforts.

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